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...]

Critter Corner: What Changed With the Social Security Statement?

Dear Hayek, I heard that the Social Security Benefits Statement has undergone a visual overhaul.  What can I expect to see on the newly designed statement? Will the new format be mailed to current and former beneficiaries or … [Read more...]

What the New Outlook for Social Security and Medicare Means for You

Each year the Trustees of the Social Security and Medicare trust funds report on the current and projected financial status of the two programs. The new 2021 annual report was just released and on a positive note, the pandemic has … [Read more...]

Some Major Changes are Coming to Social Security this Year

Q. I read that the retirement age for Social Security purposes is set to increase by two months each year until it hits 67? I heard this is one of many significant changes to Social Security this year. What other major changes can … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: How do Medicare and Social Security Work Together?

Dear Oakley, My husband will soon be retiring and is curious about Social Security and Medicare and how the two programs work together. Can you help explain this to him? Thanks for your help! Tu Gether --- Dear Tu, Social … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: What is the Social Security Cost of Living Adjustment for 2021?

Dear Oakley, What is the Social Security Cost of Living Adjustment for 2021, and how is COLA calculated? Thanks so much! Maura Monney --- Dear Maura, The Social Security Administration announced this week that the … [Read more...]

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