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3 Considerations for Seniors this Tax Season

by Michael Wendel, Administrative Specialist Many seniors are not required to file a tax return due to their income status. Yet, seniors can still be eligible for Michigan tax credits, such as the Homestead Property Tax Credit or the Home Heating Credit, which can be filed separately from a tax return. By not filing for these credits, seniors could be missing out on these and other assistance credits, which otherwise could help reduce … Continue reading 3 Considerations for Seniors this Tax Season

Bank Garnishments Explained, Part Two: What is Protected From Garnishment?

by Christopher Jackson, JD While garnishment merely requires a court order to occur, you might still have protection against creditors following a judgment against you. Some sources of income are protected from garnishment under federal law, such as Social Security benefits, Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits, and Veterans’ benefits. For most seniors, the implications for their Social Security benefits are of their highest concern. Under … Continue reading Bank Garnishments Explained, Part Two: What is Protected From Garnishment?