Resources for Seniors in the Dallas Area

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Dallas has a wealth of resources for seniors in the area.  The Senior Source is one of those resources, with the mission of improving the “quality of life of older adults in the greater Dallas area through protection, eldercare, financial security, advocacy, volunteerism, and employment services.” The Senior Source is the first choice in nonprofit… Read more »

What an Elder Law Attorney Does

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It is not unusual for attorneys, much like physicians, to specialize in a certain area of the law.  There are so many areas of specialty in the legal field, but few clients are aware of the field of elder law or what an elder law attorney does.  An elder law attorney typically handles all legal issues… Read more »

Incapacity Planning FAQ: What Is the Correct Power of Attorney?

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A comprehensive, properly constructed estate plan will account for end-of-life issues. While incapacity planning can seem like something that happens to a limited number of people, when you examine the facts, see that a very significant percentage of senior citizens become unable to handle all of their own decision making eventually. Studies have found that… Read more »

Medicaid Planning: Did I Wait Too Long?

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You may feel as though the Medicaid program is irrelevant to you. After all, Medicaid is a government health insurance program for people with virtually no financial resources, right? Indeed, Medicaid is a need-based government health insurance program. It is jointly administered by the state government along with the federal government. Most seniors will qualify… Read more »

What Is the Difference Between SSI and SSDI?

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There are a number of different government programs that are used by people who have disabilities. Some people qualify for SSI, which is an acronym that stands for Supplemental Security Income. Others qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) payments. In this blog post, we will look at the distinctions between these two government programs…. Read more »

What Is the Medicaid Look-Back?

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Before we provide an explanation of the Medicaid look-back, we should explain why Medicaid should be on your radar if you are going to qualify for Medicare coverage at the age of 65. It is true that Medicaid and Medicare are both government run health insurance programs. If you qualify for Medicare when you attain… Read more »

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