By Dawn Kepler, Project Administrator In April 2018, new Medicare cards will be sent out and the new card will include a new Medicare Number. The mailing for these new cards will be staggered throughout the year and it is expected to end by April 2019. Here are 8 Things to Know about Your New Medicare Card: Medicare will mail you a new card, and this change … Continue reading 8 Things to Know about Your New Medicare Card
By: Jadranko Tomic-Bobas, J.D., Hotline Attorney; Emilee Evans, Legal Intern On February 14, 2018, Governor Rick Snyder signed legislation ending driver responsibility fees and eliminating $637 million in debt owed by 350,000 drivers. According to Crain’s Detroit, the fees being forgiven include driving fees, “that stem from a state-level tax on municipal traffic violations”. Not only will fees for previous offenses be forgiven, but the … Continue reading Waiver of the Michigan Driver Responsibility Fees
Via Times Free Press By Dave Flessner A federal appellate court has affirmed the legality of cost-of-living cuts and other changes made in 2009 by the Tennessee Valley Authority and its retirement system board to one of the South’s biggest pension plans. The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals last week rejected a legal challenge to the pension reductions by beneficiaries of the TVA retirement plan. … Continue reading Court rejects challenge to TVA pension changes
Via Federal Trade Commission The Federal Trade Commission will begin mailing 36,830 checks totaling $10,158,601, to consumers who lost money to a technical support scam. Inbound Call Experts, LLC, doing business as Advanced Tech Support, along with other defendants, agreed to pay more than $10 million as part of a settlement with the FTC. According to the FTC, the defendants used high-pressure sales pitches to … Continue reading FTC to Begin Mailing Checks to Victims of Tech Support Scam
By Vonda Vantil, Social Security Public Affairs Specialist Question: I have been getting Social Security disability benefits for many years. I’m about to hit my full retirement age. What will happen to my disability benefits? Answer: When you reach “full retirement age” we will switch you from disability to retirement benefits. But you won’t even notice the change because your benefit amount will stay the … Continue reading Social Security Q&A Part 7
Via The Indiana Lawyer By Dave Stafford A federal judge in Indianapolis has been ordered to take a closer look at whether a successor company can be held liable for money allegedly taken from a union pension benefit fund. The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals remanded for a second time a ruling in favor of Indianapolis-based ManWeb Services, Inc., the defendant in a suit brought by … Continue reading 7th Circuit orders closer scrutiny in union pension fund suit
By Vonda Vantil, Social Security Public Affairs Specialist After a lifetime of working, you deserve a comfortable retirement. For over 80 years, Social Security has been helping people shape their future, assisting them with a variety of benefits. It’s up to you as to when you start retirement benefits. You could start them early or wait until your “full retirement age,” or delay retirement to … Continue reading When is a Good Time to Start Receiving Social Security Benefits?