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What Happens if a Family Member Becomes Incapacitated?
by Joseph L. Motta on May 19, 2019 at 4:36 pm
Just bringing up the possibility of someone in your family becoming mentally or physically incapacitated is often difficult. We tend to think of only the very elderly needing long-term, hands-on care, but a recent report by the Alzheimer’s Association found that one in nine Americans age 65 or older currently have Alzheimer’s. With the baby […] The post What Happens if a Family Member Becomes Incapacitated? appeared first on Joseph Motta. […]
STABLE Accounts: a Source of Assistance for Disabled Individuals Beyond SSI
by Motta Law on February 17, 2017 at 3:21 pm
In December of 2014, the federal government enacted the Achieving a Better Life Experience Act (“ABLE Act”). The ABLE Act allows states to establish tax-free savings accounts for individuals with disabilities to pay expenses not covered by government benefit programs. The funds in an ABLE account can provide a source of assistance for disabled individuals […] The post STABLE Accounts: a Source of Assistance for Disabled Individuals Beyond SSI appeared first on Joseph Motta. […]
Is This the Cure for Alzheimer’s? Promising Research Using Ultrasound.
by Joseph L. Motta on February 18, 2016 at 2:28 pm
Researchers in Australia have been experimenting with a non-invasive ultrasound technology that is showing great promise in the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease. Click here to read the full research article, "Scanning ultrasound removes amyloid-b and restores memory in an Alzheimer’s disease mouse model." It has been estimated that Alzheimer’s affects 50 million people worldwide, and […] The post Is This the Cure for Alzheimer’s? Promising Research Using Ultrasound. appeared first on Joseph Motta. […]
VA Proposes Changes to Veterans Pension Program
by Joseph L. Motta on February 17, 2016 at 5:56 pm
Veterans who served during a period of wartime and are age 65 or older may receive a “pension” to help offset the costs of long term care. In order to qualify, however, a veteran’s income and assets may not exceed certain limitations. Currently, there is no penalty assessed against a veteran who transfers a substantial […] The post VA Proposes Changes to Veterans Pension Program appeared first on Joseph Motta. […]
Critical Retirement Decisions as Boomers Hit Age 70
by Joseph L. Motta on January 19, 2016 at 4:40 pm
Happy milestone birthday, Baby! 2016 is the year the first baby boomers will reach age 70. It is also the year for some critical decisions that will affect your retirement years. Here are some deadlines you won’t want to miss. Sign up for Social Security. If you have delayed taking Social Security so you can […] The post Critical Retirement Decisions as Boomers Hit Age 70 appeared first on Joseph Motta. […]
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