Be Thrifty: Donate Your Body to a Medical School

by Ellen Mason, Hotline Attorney We’re the “do-good generation.” The generation that grew up in the 60’s. The generation whose mantra was “peace and love.” No wonder you’ve intended to donate your organs since you were in your 20’s. But let’s face it: nobody wants a 75-year-old heart; 72-year-old cataract-surgery eyes; a hip that’s been replaced twice; and on-and-on. (We have more rusty parts than a … Continue reading Be Thrifty: Donate Your Body to a Medical School

What’s Your Retirement Personality Type?

Via U.S. News By Dave Hughes Retirement is not one-size-fits-all. There are many ways to envision how you’ll spend your retirement. Identifying your retirement personality type can help you gain clarity about what you want your retirement to be like on a day-to-day basis. You might see yourself in more than one of these categories, and the categories you fit into may change as your retirement … Continue reading What’s Your Retirement Personality Type?

Ex-Allegheny County employee sues over disability pension standards

Via Pittsburgh Action News By JOE MANDAK Associated Press PITTSBURGH — A fired district court law clerk sued a Pennsylvania county’s retirement system, saying it hasn’t set forth clear guidelines to determine how and when employees qualify for disability pensions. Attorneys for Susan Donahue, 55, sued the Retirement System of Allegheny County, which is a private company set up under state law to administer pensions in … Continue reading Ex-Allegheny County employee sues over disability pension standards

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Satellite Dish Rights

By Eric Villanueva, 2017 Summer Legal Intern One thing that most people don’t know is that property owners, and tenants, have a federally protected right to install, maintain, or use an antenna to receive video programming. In 1996, Congress directed the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in Section 207 of the Telecommunications Act of 1996 to adopt the Over-the-Air Reception Devices rule, which limits restrictions that … Continue reading Satellite Dish Rights

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2017 Summer Internship Reflection – Part 1

Elder Law of Michigan is grateful to have had 13 law students volunteer their time this summer. Under the supervision of our Staff Attorneys they have learned about the law, gained experience on what it is like to work at a nonprofit, and have assisted seniors in need of legal assistance. As their internship comes to an end, each intern has written a brief reflection of their experience … Continue reading 2017 Summer Internship Reflection – Part 1

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Michigan Governor Signs a Teacher Pension Plan that creates a new 401(k)-style defined contribution plan with an automatic employer contribution of 4% of the employee’s salary.

via plansponsor.com, by Rebecca Moore, PlanSponsor July 27, 2017 The signed bill modernizes the Michigan Public School Employees Retirement System (MSPERS), and increases the state’s share to defined contribution plans, while reducing the unfunded liabilities of the overall system. Read the full article. Continue reading Michigan Governor Signs a Teacher Pension Plan that creates a new 401(k)-style defined contribution plan with an automatic employer contribution of 4% of the employee’s salary.

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A-Working Class Program that Works to Solve Your Pension Problems

by Sandra Wisnewski, J.D., 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 the services.  The MAPRP works to find answers and solutions to your pension-related problem.  Just ask Ms. K. Ms. K lived in a country outside the United States.  Ms. … Continue reading A-Working Class Program that Works to Solve Your Pension Problems