Posted on November 24, 2019 by Hawkins Elder Law.

Service animals and assistance animals are advancing far beyond family pet status. High-performance creatures are helping military veterans and other people adapt to and overcome many disabilities.

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Personal Business Records Organization Tips

Posted on February 1, 2019 by Hawkins Elder Law.

Few people manage their personal business records properly, so this article gives record-keeping tips.

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Need-Based VA Pension Rules Change October 2018

Posted on October 2, 2018 by Hawkins Elder Law.

The US Department of Veterans Affairs (the VA) published a new final rule on September 18, 2018. The new rule radically alters eligibility requirements for need-based VA pensions.  This article summarizes and explains new need-based VA pension eligibility requirements that take effect on October 18, 2018. Affected Veterans & Family Members The revised pension requirements […]

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Organized Records Minimize Health Crisis Chaos

Posted on August 2, 2017 by Hawkins Elder Law.

[See our Disclaimers page about relying on this website’s contents.] A few days after Mom’s stroke, an ambulance crew is moving Mom from the hospital to a rehabilitation facility. Dad is stressed out, losing sleep, and eating poorly because the doctor is not sure that Mom will bounce back enough to come home, and Dad […]

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2017 Social Security, Medicare, Military Benefits & Medicaid COLA

Posted on November 14, 2016 by Hawkins Elder Law.

[See our Disclaimers page about relying on this website’s contents.] Recipients of Social Security retirement income, Social Security disability income, veterans’ pensions, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Medicaid, and other social insurance and public assistance benefits will experience cost-of-living adjustments in January 2017. The benefits and applicable deductions, such as Medicare premiums, will rise together with […]

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