Meet the Team, Staff Spotlight: Rachael Savoie

By Lyndsy Gamet, Stakeholder and Network Partners Manager, MiCAFE Rachael Savoie is the Human Resources Specialist for Elder Law of Michigan, Inc. She is always punctual and precise, Rachael clearly takes pride in making sure that her colleagues have their needs met. She has unlimited patience and understanding with those to whom she speaks.  Rachael always ensures that clients who call Elder Law of Michigan connect with the correct department.  Rachael has a radiating and positive spirit, and we are lucky to have her in our office. How did you … Continue reading Meet the Team, Staff Spotlight: Rachael Savoie

If You are Young and Lose a Parent

By: Vonda VanTil, Social Security Public Affairs Specialist Social Security is here for young people when a parent passes away. We know that the loss of a parent isn’t just emotionally painful; it can be devastating to a family’s finances. In the same way that Social Security helps to lift up the disabled and elderly when they need it, we support families when an income-earning … Continue reading If You are Young and Lose a Parent

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Don’t Be Misled By False Medicare or Social Security Ads

By Vonda Vantil, Social Security Public Affairs Specialist Online and otherwise, there’s a lot of information out there, and sometimes it’s difficult to tell what sources are credible. With millions of people relying on Social Security, scammers target audiences who are looking for program and benefit information. The law that addresses misleading Social Security and Medicare advertising prohibits people or non-government businesses from using words … Continue reading Don’t Be Misled By False Medicare or Social Security Ads

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Changes in Omitting Beneficiaries from a Will

By Jadranko Tomic Bobas, J.D., Managing Hotline Attorney, and Kathryn Petersen, Legal Hotline Intern    Effective August 8, 2018, Michigan Legislature amended a portion of the Estates and Protected Individuals Code (EPIC) to clarify a child’s right to the exempt property allowance.    The exempt property allowance is an additional benefit of a decedent’s estate that is available to the surviving spouse or to the decedent’s children and can include any household items, … Continue reading Changes in Omitting Beneficiaries from a Will

Meet the Team, Staff Spotlight: Lyndsy Gamet

By Rachael Savoie, Human Resources  Lyndsy Gamet is a Stakeholder and Network Partners Manager for the MiCAFE Network. She has been a member of the Elder Law team since August 2013.  Before joining the Elder Law of Michigan team, she worked as an Adjustment Processor at Jackson National Life Insurance Company. There she worked with various annuity products and the technology department and agents to insure proper calculations on policies.   As … Continue reading Meet the Team, Staff Spotlight: Lyndsy Gamet

Grandparents’ Day: Sunday, September 9, 2018

By Michelle Jackson, MiCAFE Network Coordinator  Did you know September 9th is National Grandparents’ Day? Everyone should learn about this special day so we can honor and celebrate our grandparents.    President Jimmy Carter signed the bill for Grandparents’ Day in 1978. It was first introduced by Marian McQuade of Oak Hill, West Virginia who became the founder of National Grandparents’ Day. Marian made it her goal to educate youth about significant contributions that seniors have … Continue reading Grandparents’ Day: Sunday, September 9, 2018

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Beat Procrastination by Changing Your Direct Deposit Early

By Vonda Vantil, Social Security Public Affairs Specialist September 6 is National Fight Procrastination Day. With our busy lives, it is easy to fall into that cycle of constantly postponing some tasks because of other things we need to address right now. This may be true for you when it comes to changing your payment method for Social Security benefits. How can you change your … Continue reading Beat Procrastination by Changing Your Direct Deposit Early