Taking a lesson from Sandy

Are you still receiving your Social Security benefit check in the mail?  Although most people have made the transition to electronic payments in anticipation of the March deadline for doing so, some individuals still receive paper checks.  According to the Social Security Administration, 92,000 individuals in New Jersey, 43,000 in Connecticut and 229,000 in New…

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Aging Options Radio: 11-3-2012 (1st Hr)

[audio:https://agingoptions.com/audio/11-03-12 Aging Options Hr-1.mp3] Download » 1st Hour Topics Power of Attorney conversation Tim: Question about IRS; opted out of Social Security due to being a member of the clergy. Rajiv: Call tax clinic at University of Washington. Medicare Fraud question: How do you report?  Medicare Fraud Line: 800-447-8477 also be aware of whistle blower…

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Aging Options Radio: 11-3-2012 (2nd Hr)

[audio:https://agingoptions.com/audio/11-03-12 aging Options Hr-2.mp3] Download » Second Hour Topics From the website: Social Security benefits especially for spouse’s benefits, Types of dementia and Choosing a Medicare Part D plan Paula: COPES care, husband is polio survivor.  Getting help with everyday caregiving.  Qualifications?  Rajiv: COPES is a Medicaid program.  See an elder law attorney.

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Report finds that seniors have little understanding about Social Security benefits

Are you thinking about filing for Social Security benefits before full retirement age?  A recent BMO Retirement Institute report suggests that significant portions of the population have a poor understanding of Social Security benefits and as a result are choosing to take their benefits too early or aren’t taking advantage of strategies that could result…

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