Elder Law of Louisville's Blog
Thursday, November 13, 2014
Social Security released the official maximum Supplemental Security Income ("SSI") benefit for 2015 at $733 per month. Generally speaking, SSI is the benefit paid to disabled individuals that do not qualify for a Social Security Disability Insurance ("SSDI") benefit greater than the SSI benefit.
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
We had a great time at the Louisville Veterans Day Parade! My Marine Corp veteran father began his celebration the day before, as the USMC's 239th birthday was November 10th! We at Elder Law of Louisville are privileged to work with our veterans and their families. Thank you for entrusting us with your estate and veteran pension planning needs.
Monday, November 3, 2014
At Elder Law of Louisville we are honored to work with many veterans and their families. Our own fathers served in the United States Marine Corp and the United States Air Force. Please remember to thank all of our military personnel who served and continue to serve our country. We plan to attend the Veterans Day Parade in downtown Louisville, Kentucky at 11:00 a.m. on November 11th. Please join us!
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
The federal government announced today that Social Security benefits, including Social Security Retirement, Social Security Disability Insurance ("SSDI"), and Supplement Security Income ("SSI") benefits, will increase by 1.7% in 2015.VA benefits are tied to Social Security benefits. Therefore, VA benefits should also see an increase of 1.7% in 2015, although the VA has not officially announced an increase.
The federal government also announced that the Medicare premium will remain the same in 2015. Most, but not all, people pay a premium of $104.90 per month for Medicare.
Sunday, September 14, 2014
Congratulations to Eileen Walsh on her election to the Board of Directors of GuardiaCare! GuardiaCare is a non-profit private fiduciary organization, including guardianship, conservatorship and representative payee services. Eileen's current focus with GuardiaCare is expanding its fiduciary role to include power of attorney services.
Friday, September 12, 2014
A big congratulations goes out to Stacy Ledington on obtaining her VA accreditation. Stacy is now approved by the VA to assist veterans and their dependents obtain VA benefits!
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
September is World Alzheimer's Awareness Month. Here in Louisville, KY our compassionate city supported another big turn out for the "Walk to End Alzheimer's" on September 6, 2014. Thanks to all who walked and/or supported the cause financially! There are additional Walks still to take place around Kentucky. Please support your local comunity efforts to help end Alzheimer's!
Thursday, June 26, 2014
Congratulations go to Whitney Wilson! She was elected as Chair of the KBA's Elder Law Section for the 2014-2015 year. The Elder Law Section is one of the fastest growing and most active sections of the KY Bar Association. Whitney is excited to continue the Section's excellent growth and development. Good luck, Whitney!
Friday, May 23, 2014
The Voice Tribune included a special section in their latest edition, "Golden Years." The section is dedicated to information important to senior citizens. Elder Law of Louisville was honored to be approached by The Voice Tribune for inclusion in this special project.
Friday, March 28, 2014
The Elder Law Section of the Kentucky Bar Association will have its quarterly meeting on Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at 12:00 p.m. at the Kentucky Bar Association headquarters in Frankfort, Kentucky. The meeting typically runs an hour to 1 1/2 hours. Bring your own lunch. An official agenda has not yet been released, but topics likely to be discussed include the Uniform Trust Code making its way through the Kentucky legislature, the Elder Law Section's CLE coming up in April, the 2014 Kentucky Law Update, and the 2014 annual meeting coming in June, including nominations for election of new section officers.
Thursday, March 27, 2014
The Elder Law Section of the KBA presents, "Going to Bat for Your Elderly & Special Needs Clients". This full-day seminar will be held at the Louisville Slugger Field in Louisville, KY on Friday, April 11, 2014. Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. and Program Sessions begin at 8:30 a.m. The seminar will end at 4:30 p.m. Lunch is on your own. With your registration comes 1 ticket to the Louisville Bats baseball game later that night. Additional tickets for the baseball game may be purchased.
Some of the issues covered in this seminar include basic Medicaid eligibility rules, basic VA eligibility rules, retirement planning, special needs trusts, Medicaid and VA asset protection planning strategies, using annuities and promissory notes in planning, and a panel discussion on outright gifting versus gifting to trusts. A link to the seminar brochure, including the full agenda and topic break-down is here: http://www.kybar.org/documents/inside_kba/sections/elder/sec24_041114.pdf
This seminar has been approved for 6.25 CLE hours. We hope you will attend!
The attorneys of Elder Law of Louisville (formerly Walsh & Wilson, PLLC) assist clients in Louisville, Kentucky and surrounding counties of Jefferson, Oldham, Shelby, Spencer, and Bullitt. Our Office also serves Southern Indiana and the towns of New Albany, Jeffersonville, and Clarksville.