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Welcome to the blog of R. F. Meyer & Associates, where we share company news and informative articles related to our Elder Law, Probate and Estate Planning legal practice.

How the Coronavirus Pandemic Affects Social Security

How the Coronavirus Pandemic Affects Social Security

The coronavirus pandemic is having a profound effect on the current U.S. economy, and it may have a detrimental effect on Social Security’s long-term financial situation. High unemployment rates mean Social Security shortfalls could begin earlier than projected. ...

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Benefit change: Military ‘Widow’s Tax’ Finally Ending

Benefit change: Military ‘Widow’s Tax’ Finally Ending

A controversial policy that reduces the benefits of military spouses is on the way out. The so-called “widow’s tax” cuts assistance to surviving military spouses who qualify for benefits under two different military benefit programs. The two changing Benefit Programs...

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Study: Nursing Home Pay Raise Could Save 15K Lives a Year

Study: Nursing Home Pay Raise Could Save 15K Lives a Year

A raise to the minimum wage by as little as 10 percent would significantly improve the safety and health of nursing home residents, according to new research. Most direct care in nursing homes is provided by nursing assistants, who make up about 40 percent of the...

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Will Medicare Cover a Coronavirus Vaccine?

Will Medicare Cover a Coronavirus Vaccine?

With the coronavirus pandemic responsible for more than a hundred thousand deaths and disrupting life across the United States, the only way for the country to return to normal is an effective vaccine. When a vaccine is available, Medicare will cover the cost. ...

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Caregiver Contracts: How to Pay a Family Member for Care

Caregiver Contracts: How to Pay a Family Member for Care

Although people are willing to voluntarily care for a parent or loved one without any promise of compensation, entering into a caregiver contract (also called personal service or personal care agreement) with a family member can have many benefits. It rewards the...

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In these anxious days, we continue to serve your legal needs

In these anxious days, we continue to serve your legal needs

Dear Clients and Friends, We recently released our August 2020 Client E-Newsletter. Find a link to the full newsletter in PDF form below. I hope it finds you enjoying a safe and healthy summer amid the challenging and anxious days of the Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic....

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When Buying a Medigap Policy, It Really Pays to Shop Around

When Buying a Medigap Policy, It Really Pays to Shop Around

Medigap policies that supplement Medicare’s basic coverage can cost vastly different amounts, depending on the company selling the policy, according to a new study. The findings highlight the importance of shopping around before purchasing a policy.  When you first...

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