Mid-Michigan Call to Justice Awards: August 15, 2018. Join Us!

The 2018 Mid-Michigan Call to Justice Awards at UrbanBeat in Lansing is scheduled for Wednesday, August 15, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. We will be honoring Traci Ruiz, Retired Lieutenant, Lansing Police Department; Marion Owen, Chief Executive Officer – Tri-County Office on Aging; Rachel Richards and Cynthia Farrell, Aging & Adult Services Agency and Adult Protective Services; and Janet Clark, Retired Executive Director at Retired Seniors Volunteer Program. The … Continue reading Mid-Michigan Call to Justice Awards: August 15, 2018. Join Us!

Meet the Team, Staff Spotlight: Kristina Ried

By Christine Steinmetz, J.D., Hotline Attorney  It is with great pleasure that I introduce you to Kristina Ried, who is our Michigan Department of Health & Human Services Eligibility Specialist for Elder Law of Michigan. Kristina joined Elder Law in Michigan in March 2018. Prior to working as an Eligibility Specialist, she worked for 22 years in education as a high school teacher. Back in the 1990’s, Kristina … Continue reading Meet the Team, Staff Spotlight: Kristina Ried

Here for the Summer, Intern Lauren Sutter Joins the ELM Team

By Lauren Sutter, Legal Hotline Intern   This is my first year working at Elder Law of Michigan, and I’m excited to be delving into the kind of work that I am doing as an intern. This is a new area of law for me, however, working with people is not, and I’m glad to be on familiar ground in that regard.  I have lived in Michigan my entire life and … Continue reading Here for the Summer, Intern Lauren Sutter Joins the ELM Team

Elder Law of Michigan in the News!- President Keith Morris is quoted in The New York Times article: ‘Too Little Too Late’: Bankruptcy Booms Among Older Americans.

Via The New York Times By Tara Siegel Bernard For a rapidly growing share of older Americans, traditional ideas about life in retirement are being upended by a dismal reality: bankruptcy. The signs of potential trouble — vanishing pensions, soaring medical expenses, inadequate savings — have been building for years. Now, new research sheds light on the scope of the problem: The rate of people 65 … Continue reading Elder Law of Michigan in the News!- President Keith Morris is quoted in The New York Times article: ‘Too Little Too Late’: Bankruptcy Booms Among Older Americans.

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A Working Class Program that Works to Solve Your Pension Problems  

By Sandra Wisnewski, J.D., Director of Client Assistance, Director of the Mid-America Pension Rights Project The Mid-America Pension Rights Project (MAPRP) assists clients with pension and 401(k) issues. There are no age or income restrictions and there is never a charge for our services. The MAPRP works to find answers and solutions to your pension-related problem. Just ask Mr. G. Mr. G contacted Elder Law of Michigan’s Legal Hotline for Michigan Seniors (LHMS), hoping to receive legal advice. The attorney … Continue reading A Working Class Program that Works to Solve Your Pension Problems  

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Working While Disabled – Social Security Can Help

By: Vonda VanTil, Social Security Public Affairs Specialist While it may be best known for retirement, Social Security is also here to help you get back to work if you are disabled. For millions of people, work isn’t just a source of income, it’s a vital part of who they are — it gives them purpose and pride — it’s a connection to community. If … Continue reading Working While Disabled – Social Security Can Help

Retirees Struggle To Locate Billions In Lost Pensions As Government Looks For Solutions

Via WGBH.org By Liam Knox And Lucas Smolcic Larson Deborah Imondi knows pensions. The 66-year-old retiree from Johnston, Rhode Island, managed a large corporate pension fund for 25 years. But when it came time for her to claim her own pension benefits from a bank she worked for five decades ago, Imondi found herself helpless. The bank, Rhode Island Hospital Trust, went through a series … Continue reading Retirees Struggle To Locate Billions In Lost Pensions As Government Looks For Solutions