Thursday, March 15, 2018

Social Security Administration's Cost of Living Increase for 2018

Cost-of-Living Adjustment (COLA) Information for 2018

The Social Security Administration has released its COLA numbers, increasing the amounts recipients will receive by 2%, beginning January 2018. 

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Monday, January 11, 2016

Eileen Walsh published by American Bar Association

Eileen Walsh authored the article "HOW TO FUND LONG TERM CARE WITHOUT MEDICAID" in the December, 2015 publication of the American Bar Association Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division.  This is the first time that this national publication has devoted the entire contents of its publication to the area of elder law.  Eileen Walsh is the only Kentucky attorney and author represented in  this elder law publication.     

Friday, January 8, 2016

Veteran's Aid and Attendance Benefit

The VA Aid and Attendance eligibility rules are expected to change in 2016 and possibly even in the next 30 days.  We urge you to act now and get informed on this important earned benefit.  Don't wait.   If you or a loved one are a veteran or a surviving spouse of a veteran you need to know about this benefit, which can be used to pay for much needed care needs.  

Elder Law of Louisville is part of a national group tracking the day to day developments of proposed VA changes.  Our attorneys can provide information in an individual consultation or we can speak to your group or organization.     

Monday, January 4, 2016

Elder Law in Ireland

Eileen Walsh was part of a 12 person delegation of U.S. elder law attorneys who traveled to Ireland in November, 2015.  The U.S. delegation met with Irish attorneys and judges as well as Irish aging experts.  The issues of quality of life and care for  older persons are concerns worldwide.  These issues are not unique to the United States and invaluable knowledge and insight was gained by Eileen through interacting with her Irish counterparts.   She would love to share her experience.  Please contact our office to schedule a date for Eileen to come speak to your group about elder law and Ireland.  And be sure and wear some green! 

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Veterans Day 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

Remember Our Veterans November 11th

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

Social Security & VA benefits Increasing in 2015; Medicare Premium Not Increasing in 2015

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.

Thursday, February 28, 2013

How to Look Out for a Relative in a Nursing Home

US News just released its Best Nursing Homes 2013.  It is now releasing its tips and tricks on how to ensure your loved one is placed in a good facility and receives the best quality care possible.  Here is a link to the article...

Thursday, February 28, 2013

How to Pay for Nursing Home

US News has also provided an interesting, albeit it very general, article about financing a nursing home.  The article is interesting in that it hits home how likely it is that everyone will experience some financial hardship due to the cost of long term care, and just how much that hardship could be.

How does the article suggest to find an attorney to help you through the maze?  Contact your local bar association (the KY Bar Association) and find out who is speaking and presenting on these topics.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

US News Best Nursing Homes 2013

US News has released its Best Nursing Homes 2013.  The first link is to a general article about the overall results.  The second link is to a ranking of nursing homes by state.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Upcoming Publications and Speaking Engagements

Our attorneys here at Elder Law of Louisville have been busy.  Following a successful, VA accredited presentation on VA benefits by Ms. Wilson earlier this month, Eileen Walsh and Whitney Wilson have been tapped to provide an article for the KY Bar Association's quarterly publication, Bar Briefs.  Their article, titled How to Finance Long Term Care Without Medicaid, will appear in the upcoming edition of Bar Briefs dedicated to Elder Law.

If you are interested in learning more about Elder Law, be sure to attend the Elder Law CLE presented by the KY Bar Association's Elder Law Section on April 11, 2013.  It is a half-day seminar held at Keenland.  The seminar will be in the morning, followed by afternoon horse racing.  Ms. Walsh and Ms. Wilson are both presenting at this event.

We also encourage all our colleagues to attend the Ky Bar Association's Annual Convention this June in Louisville, KY.  Ms. Wilson will be a co-presenter on a Top 10 Tips and Tricks for Elder Law.

And, let's not forget to pick up the 2013 Edition of the Kentucky Elder Law Book published by West as part of their KY Practice Series.  The latest edition will have all the updated 2013 numbers, including Ms. Wilson's revised chapter on VA Pension benefits, and discuss some new developments in the law.  The book is expected to be available in April or May, 2013.

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