Our Top 23 Articles of 2023 

Happy New Year! As our loyal readers know, we’ve covered a lot of ground in 2023. From incredible technological advances involving artificial intelligence to new diagnostic methods and treatments for Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: Can I Get a “Do-Over” When it Comes to Taking Social Security Benefits Too Early? 

Dear Raider, I messed up and took my Social Security benefits too early. I realize my costly mistake and am wondering if there is such a thing as a mulligan or a “do-over” when it comes to Social Security benefits, and what my … [Read more...]

2024 Key Elder Law Numbers 

When Bob Dylan said, "The times they are a-changin'," his lyrics referenced societal changes in the 1960s. The same lyrics could also apply to Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security today. Every year, the Farr Law Firm … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: Why Should Gen Z’s and Millennials Care about Social Security? 

Dear Oakley,  I was born in 1997 and am therefore considered Gen Z. My wife, who is two years older and a millennial, and I are many decades away from retirement. When it comes to my generation and my wife’s, why should we be … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: Social Security Scams Are Linked to New Higher COLA

Dear Angel,It’s 2023, and with the new year comes a new higher cost-of-living adjustment. I can’t say that I am not excited about that. Unfortunately, I heard that there are some scammers out there trying to get their hands on … [Read more...]

2023 Key Elder Law Numbers

Every year, the Farr Law Firm releases the newest figures for Medicaid, Medicare, and Social Security. Below are figures for 2023 that are frequently used in the Elder Law practice, including the figures for spousal … [Read more...]

Good News! Social Security and Medicare Outlook Is Better Than Projected Last Year

Q. Inflation seems to be having a huge effect on everything. From the price of food in grocery stores to the amount we are spending to fill our cars with gasoline, we’re all being affected in many ways. I’m concerned and afraid to … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: How to Live Comfortably Off Just a Social Security Check During Inflation

Dear Angel,My mother is considering whether to take Social Security or to delay doing so, and if she does, she hopes to be able to live comfortably off it during inflation. Is this even possible and if so, how? Thanks for your … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: What Can I Expect from Social Security in 2022? 

Dear Oakley, Happy New Year! I remember reading that the Social Security Cost of Living Adjustment was at a record high for 2022. Are there any other important things I should know about Social Security this year? Thanks for … [Read more...]

2022 Key Elder Law Dollar Amounts

Q. Every year, the Farr Law Firm releases the newest figures for Medicaid, Medicare, and Social Security. I was wondering if they are available this year and if you can provide a summary of changes for these programs. Thanks for … [Read more...]

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