By Vonda Vantil, Social Security Public Affairs Specialist Timing is everything, and the arrival time of your monthly payment from Social Security can be key to keeping your financial house in order. As you budget to pay your bills and save for future needs, keep in mind that your monthly Social Security benefit will be paid at the same time each month. To see your … Continue reading What day of the month do I get my Social Security payment?
By Vonda Vantil, Social Security Public Affairs Specialist Question: My grandmother receives Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits. She may have to enter a nursing home to get the long-term care she needs. How does this affect her SSI benefits? Answer: Moving to a nursing home could affect your grandmother’s SSI benefits, depending on the type of facility. In many cases, we have to reduce or stop … Continue reading Social Security Q&A Part 6
By David Jones, Volunteer Hotline Attorney F. Search for a Facility 1. Introduction In this article, I discuss a search by a person other than a prospective resident. The person is generally called a “designated representative” (DR). This is a person who is a legal guardian or has been granted the authority by the prospective resident. That person is generally a relative, but it can be any … Continue reading Part 2 of 2: PLACEMENT AND CONTINUED CARE FOR SENIOR RESIDENTS IN LICENSED RESIDENTIAL CARE FACILITIES (Other than Nursing Homes)
Via Timesunion By Larry Rulison SCHENECTADY – General Electric Co.’s $31 billion pension problem could make its breakup harder than expected. Bloomberg and other news outlets have been reporting that GE has a $31 billion pension shortfall that is becoming a concern for new CEO John Flannery as he decides how to maximize GE for shareholders, which could lead to the spin-off of some units … Continue reading GE’s pension problem could make breakup difficult
Via PennRecord By Carrie Salls PHILADELPHIA – In December, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit affirmed rulings in a Pennsylvania lawsuit that alleges a Lehigh County company did not meet its pension requirements. Former employee Derrick Askew sued R.L. Reppert Inc. over its alleged failure “to properly contribute to its employees’ pension plan and its alleged subsequent failure to produce requested pension … Continue reading Third Circuit upholds nearly $16,000 penalty against R.L. Reppert over pension plan documents
The Elder Law of Michigan’s Lansing Office is closed today, Friday, February 9, 2018, due to inclement weather. Continue reading PSA: Inclement Weather-Related Closings
By Vonda Vantil, Social Security Public Affairs Specialist Question: If I call 1-800-772-1213, can a Social Security representative take my application for Medicare prescription drug help over the phone? Answer: If an interviewer is available when you call the 800 number, he or she can take your application over the phone. If an interviewer is not immediately available, we can schedule a telephone appointment for … Continue reading Social Security Q&A Part 5