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Easily access your SSA-1099 for 2017

By Vonda Vantil, Social Security Public Affairs Specialist Social Security puts you in control of your finances and future. We have made requesting or replacing your annual Benefit Statement even easier. The Benefit Statement, also known as the SSA-1099 or the SSA-1042S, is available for 2017 after February 1. Now that you have the ability to download it anytime and anywhere using our online services, … Continue reading Easily access your SSA-1099 for 2017


By Jennifer Blanck, Economic Security Team Member   Over the last few years, Elder Law of Michigan has adopted a senior family for Christmas. This has quickly become a much-anticipated tradition in the office. The senior community is, unfortunately, a much-overlooked population and there are not as many programs available to the elderly community as there are for young families with children. Most seniors are living on fixed incomes and can barely … Continue reading Adopt-A-Family 

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Fall Prevention

By Nicholas Goodman, MiCAFE Network Specialist    The National Council on Aging (NCOA) reports that an older adult is seen in an emergency department for a fall-related injury every 11 seconds. While accidents happen, there are safety measures you can take to reduce fall-related injuries for yourself or loved ones.   There are several facets of fall-prevention which include physical health, environmental attributes, and social involvement. Taking care of your physical health includes exercising to build … Continue reading Fall Prevention

Elder Law of Michigan – Winter Holiday Closing

Elder Law of Michigan will be closed Friday, December 22, 2017 through Monday, January 1, 2018 for our staff to spend time with their families and friends during the holiday season. Happy Holidays! We will reopen our normal business hours on Tuesday, January 2, 2018. Continue reading Elder Law of Michigan – Winter Holiday Closing

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Concrete Coring Co. Inc. alleged to have failed to pay contributions

Via Pen Record By Louie Torres HARRISBURG – A Butler-headquartered business is alleged to have failed to remit contributions to a union and two of its funds. Laborers Local Union 158, Laborers Local Union 158 Health and Welfare Fund and Laborers Local Union 158 Pension Fund filed a complaint on Dec. 6 in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania against Concrete … Continue reading Concrete Coring Co. Inc. alleged to have failed to pay contributions

Kroger Withdraws from Central States Pension Fund

Via Newsmaker Supermarket chain owner The Kroger Co. has signed a new labor agreement with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT) that allows the company to withdraw from the Central States Pension Fund, which projects it will become insolvent by 2025. The new labor agreement covers associates represented by the IBT at three distribution centers, as well as two dairy manufacturing facilities operated by Kroger. … Continue reading Kroger Withdraws from Central States Pension Fund

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‘Tis the Season to Think About Estate Planning

By Christine Steinmetz, J.D., Hotline Attorney The holiday season is a busy time for everyone. We are decorating homes, preparing meals, baking cookies, visiting loved ones, and buying gifts for others. One thing we often overlook is taking care of others by having our estate plan in place. People often wait to call an attorney for estate planning documents before going on a big trip or having major surgery.  However, this is the … Continue reading ‘Tis the Season to Think About Estate Planning