By Vonda Van Til, Social Security Public Affairs SpecialistSocial Security Column There’s no better place to do your business with us or get answers than on our website. We’re always working to improveour web pages and add online services to better serve you. Here are our top 10 web pages of 2021: 1. Open your own my Social Security account, where you canverify your earnings, … Continue reading Social Security’s top ten web pages for 2021
By Vonda Van Til, Social Security Public Affairs Specialist You may need Social Security when you least expect it and we’re here to make sure our information is always accessible to you. Whether you’re planning for your retirement years in advance or thinking about applying today, you probably have questions. Our Frequently Asked Questions web page at faq.ssa.gov has answers to your questions about our … Continue reading Social Security: Answers from the experts
By Vonda Van Til, Social Security Public Affairs Specialist More women work, pay Social Security taxes, and earn credit toward monthly retirement income in the 21st century than at any other time in our nation’s history. Women, on average, also face greater economic challenges in retirement than men. Women generally live longer than men while often having lower lifetime earnings. Women may also reach retirement … Continue reading Women and Social Security
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
Julia Miller is an undergraduate intern. She started her senior year at Michigan State University and is set to graduate in the spring of 2018. Despite starting her college career with the intention of pursuing a degree in Neuroscience and becoming a Pediatric Neurologist, Julia quickly realized that medicine, and more specifically chemistry, was not her true passion. Knowing that she wanted to spend her … Continue reading Welcome Julia!
Via Governing.com BY J.B. WOGAN | AUGUST 31, 2017 More than half (three out of five) of the seniors who qualify for food stamps don’t get them. They either don’t know they’re eligible, feel too embarrassed to sign up or face transportation barriers getting to the enrollment office, say anti-hunger advocates. Read the full article. Continue reading Food Stamps Can Cut Seniors’ Health Costs, But Most Aren’t Using Them
Via US News Money By Rebecca Lake Social Security is an important part of the retirement picture for millions of Americans, both young and old. According to a recent Gallup poll, 25 percent of Americans ages 18 to 29 and 43 percent of those ages 50 to 64 expect Social Security to be a major source of retirement income. Read the full article Continue reading 3 Things That Undermine Social Security Benefits
By Jennifer Blanck, MiCAFE Network Coordinator Jayne Howard Feldman started Be An Angel Day back in 1993 as a way to encourage people to do random acts of kindness. Although it is nice to have an official day to raise awareness, it really should be a part of our daily lives that we never need reminding. It is much easier than we think, and more impactful than … Continue reading Be An Angel Day 2017
Via usnews.com LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky‘s second-largest city could have to pay millions more to its police and fire pension fund. The Lexington Herald-Leader reports the Kentucky Supreme Court declined to hear an appeal from the city this week. That means a state Court of Appeals decision ordering the case back to the circuit court will stand. Fayette Circuit Judge Ernesto Scorsone must decide … Continue reading Lexington Could Owe Police, Fire Pension Funds Millions More
by Kathryn Larlee, J.D., Hotline Attorney Did you know that August is Medic Alert Awareness Month? MedicAlert Foundation is a nonprofit organization that started 60 years ago with the mission to alert first responders to medical conditions that could affect a person’s treatment. A medic alert is a simple bracelet or necklace that is worn by a person with certain medical conditions such as severe allergies, asthma, … Continue reading August is Medic Alert Month!