Category Archives: Blog

Status of Medicaid Retroactive Benefits in Florida

July 18th, 2019 written by Lance M. McKinney
 

There has been some confusion regarding whether it is still possible to request Medicaid retroactive benefits. Unfortunately, it is still impossible to request Medicaid retroactive benefits. As a reminder of what has happened so far – up until February 1, […]

 

Florida State Spending for 2019-2020

July 9th, 2019 written by Lance M. McKinney
 

Every year after the Governor of Florida signs the Florida Budget, I like to review it to see how it might affect Medicaid and other programs for the Elderly and persons with developmental disabilities, and veterans. On June 21, 2019, […]

 

Informed Delivery Fraud Prevention

June 18th, 2019 written by Lance M. McKinney
 

We wrote several months ago about the Informed Delivery an electronic service provided by USPS which allows you to get a preview by email or App of what is going to be delivered to your home. You can see our […]

 

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

June 14th, 2019 written by Lance M. McKinney
 

June 15 is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. With ever increasing numbers of our Elders around the world, elder abuse is a very serious issue for us and our society. Unfortunately, our Elders can be particularly vulnerable to abuse and […]

 

New Appeals Process for VA Disability Benefits

January 30th, 2019 written by Lance M. McKinney
 

Veterans who have been denied for VA Disability Compensation Benefits, which are monetary benefits paid to veterans who were injured during their service or whose service aggravated an existing injury, will soon have new ways to appeal the denial of […]

 

Hospital Price Transparency

January 23rd, 2019 written by Lance M. McKinney
 

Effective January 1, 2019, hospitals are now required to publicly post sticker prices online. So, if you are curious about what a hospital test or procedure will cost, you can check the hospital’s website to get an idea. Although the […]

 

Freezing your Credit to Minimize Potential Identity Theft

December 3rd, 2018 written by Lance M. McKinney
 

We all know that identity theft is a growing problem, and it is especially prevalent with our senior population. For those of you with elderly parents who fear they may be vulnerable to identity theft, consider placing a credit freeze […]

 

Turkey Talk — Registering Your Emergency Contact Information

November 21st, 2018 written by Lance M. McKinney
 

Let’s try this for turkey talk – did you know you can register your emergency contact information with the Florida highway safety and motor vehicles? You may ask – why is it important that I do this, and why at […]

 

“Nite of the Living Will”

October 3rd, 2016 written by Lance M. McKinney
 

    Please join us in our first daylight Halloween presentation “Nite of the Living Will,” where I will have the opportunity to talk about medical treatment decision-making and advance health care planning.  The University of Hawaii’s Elder Law Program […]

 

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