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  • How to Handle SSI Overpayments

    How to Handle SSI Overpayments

    By Winston Law Group in Elder Law, Estate Planning & Asset Protection, Social Security Benefits

    By Neal A. Winston, CELA

    Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is a monthly cash payment to qualifying individuals with disabilities, based on financial need. While it often forms the foundation of their financial security, its requirements are both strict and complex. Even attorneys who don’t routinely deal with public benefits may get confused. So it’s not surprising that mistakes get made and recipients may find themselves receiving notification from the Social Security…

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  • Avoiding SSI Reductions When An Adult With Disabilities Lives With Family

    Avoiding SSI Reductions When An Adult With Disabilities Lives With Family

    By Winston Law Group in Public Benefits Eligibility, Social Security Disability

    Avoiding SSI Reductions When An Adult With Disabilities Lives With Family

    By Neal A. Winston, CELA

    When individuals with disabilities live with family members, it can complicate their eligibility for Supplemental Security Income (SSI). Since SSI’s monthly cash payments are meant to pay for food and shelter, contributions from others for such living expenses may reduce SSI or could disqualify the beneficiary completely.

    With planning, that can be avoided. SSI rules are complicated,…

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  • Care Dimensions – Fall Volunteer Training Sessions

    By Winston Law Group in Long term care

    Care Dimensions is looking for volunteers to help support their hospice patients and families. Come be a part of something truly extraordinary and help them in their mission to make each day a gift for their patients and their families. Whatever your skills, talents, or motivation, they have a volunteer opportunity for you!  Their next training starts soon so please contact Volunteer Coordinator, Heather Merrill at 781-373-6509 or hmerrill@caredimensions.org for more information

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  • Current Massachusetts Medicaid (MassHealth) Numbers

    By Winston Law Group in Medicaid (Masshealth)

    For those who are receiving Medicaid (MassHealth), the chart below outlines the key numbers to know for 2017.

    If you have any questions about what these numbers mean or would like more information on qualifying for MassHealth, please feel free to contact us.

    Community Spouse Resource Allowance: 2015 2016 2017
    Minimum $23,844.00 $23,844.00 $24,180.00
    Maximum $119,220.00 $119,220.00 $120,900.00
    Resource Allowance for Individual: $2,000.00 $2,000.00 $2,000.00
    Monthly Maintenance
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