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Elder Law Newsletters

Charitable Gift Annuities

A charitable gift annuity is exactly what its name implies. It has the benefits of a charitable gift and functions much like any other annuity. The person who will receive the annuity benefit payments transfers assets to a valid 501(c)(3) charity and receives a charitable tax deduction on a portion of the transfer in the year that the transfer is made.

Employment – Veterans – Service Credit for Federal Government Veterans’ Benefits

Among the benefits veterans receive while working for the federal government are leave and retirement benefits. Veterans also receive certain preferences as a result of their status during reductions in force, and they may receive severance pay when separated from service.

Housing – Who Pays For Home Care Services? – Private Third Party Payors

Three methods of payment for home care services are available to America’s elderly population: self-pay, public third-party payors, and private third-party payors. If home care services are not paid by third-party payors, the patient must pay for the services. This is known as self-pay.

Medicare Rights

Every person enrolled in Medicare, whether in Original Medicare (Parts A and B), Medicare Advantage (formerly Medicare+Choice), or a Medigap supplemental policy, has certain rights. Some of these rights relate to how enrollees are treated, some relate to enrollees’ rights to care, and some relate to information, privacy, and appeals.

Physician-Assisted Suicide

As terminal illnesses affect America’s aging population and technology levels increase, some states have enacted legislation either permitting or disallowing physician-assisted suicide.