We are elder law attorneys, and we specialize in matters that are of particular interest to seniors. When you start to contemplate the eventualities that you may face when you become a senior citizen, you have a lot of research to do. There is a great deal to digest if you want to understand the lay of the land.
If you explore our website, you will find a great deal of very useful information about the elder law issues that are pressing at the present time. We update our blog regularly, and you can bookmark the page and visit often to keep yourself up-to-date on all of the relevant current events.
For more detailed information, you can explore our electronic library of special reports. These reports cover many different elder law and estate planning topics, and you can download any or all of them free of charge at any time.
You can also access resources outside of this website, and there are many great sources of information out there. Here is a list of some very useful elder law resources that you can explore so that you can go forward in a fully informed manner.
Social Security Administration – When you are looking ahead toward your senior years, you should certainly know what to expect from Social Security. There is a lot to take in, including the ages at which you can begin to draw a benefit, and the amount that you can expect to receive based on your retirement age.
Social Security Administration Account Registration Page – You can visit this page to register your account, and this will enable you to ascertain your anticipated Social Security benefit based on your earnings.
SSA Life Expectancy Calculator – It is important to gain an understanding of your life expectancy when you are creating a retirement budget. This is a useful tool that will give you some insight.
Full Retirement Age Calculator – The age at which you can receive a full Social Security benefit varies depending on your birth year. You can use this calculator to find out when you will reach your full retirement age.
Long-Term Care Resources – Most senior citizens will need some form of living assistance eventually. Nursing homes and assisted living communities are extremely expensive, and Medicare will not pay for long-term care. The resources below will provide you with a foundation of very useful information about long-term care.
Government Information and Research – The United States Department of Health and Human Services maintains this website to provide valuable information about long-term care and the expenses that go along with it.
Genworth Financial Cost of Care Survey – This in-depth survey will provide you with insight into the state of long-term care costs here in the greater Hartford area and around the country as a whole.
Long Term Care Insurance – This section of the LongTermCare.gov website can be explored to teach you everything you need to know about long-term care insurance.
Alzheimer’s Association – The Alzheimer’s Association does a lot of fantastic work educating the public about this horrible disease. We have all heard of Alzheimer’s, but many of the facts are quite surprising. You can explore this resource to educate yourself.
Veterans Benefits – There are no rewards great enough to thank people who have protected our country through their military service. However, there are benefits that can make senior veterans more comfortable.
United States Department of Veterans Affairs – The official VA site is the place to visit if you want to obtain comprehensive information about all the veterans benefits that former service members may be entitled to.
Veterans Aid and Attendance Special Pension – Wartime veterans may be eligible for this special pension that can be utilized to defray assisted-living costs. It is potentially available to veterans, but surviving spouses can also qualify.
Elder Abuse – Sadly, a very significant percentage of our nation’s seniors are victimized by instances of elder abuse. The abuse comes in many different forms, and you should do everything possible to understand the risks when you are preparing for the future.
U.S. Administration for Community Living – This is a government run website that you can access to gain an understanding of the elder abuse problem and become apprised of the warning signs.
MetLife Research – Elder financial abuse is running rampant. The MetLife Mature Market Institute has conducted a survey that sheds light on the matter.
True Link Financial – More recent research into the elder financial abuse problem has been conducted by this entity. The facts are attention-getting to say the least.
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If you would like to discuss any of these matters in person with a licensed elder law attorney, call us at 860-548-1000 or send us a message through our contact page to schedule a consultation.