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Welcome to the March issue of the Texas Elder Law E-letter  

Due to the request of many, we are having a rare Saturday “Estate Planning Essentials” workshop which is free and to be held on April 16 at 10:00 a.m. Seating is limited. Also our maintenance members are entitled to a bonus workshop on “Retirement Planning” given by Chris Scarborough on April 21 at 10:00 a.m.. A Social Security workshop will be held on May 10 at 6:30 p.m. at Abuelo’s restaurant in Plano. To sign up for any of these workshops, you may call us at (214) 720-0102 or sign up online at www.dallaselderlawyer.com.

Also don’t forget Michael B. Cohen can be heard on his radio show “Know Your Legal Rights” which is every Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. and every Saturday at 2:30 p.m. on KAAM 770. Podcasts of the shows are also available on our website. If you want a question to be addressed on a future show, please mention the same on our website, and we’ll discuss the topics we think are most relevant.

Also, if you wish to be a part of our walk team, "Michael's Marchers" (whether you walk or not), for the benefit of the Alzheimer’s Association, you may also sign up for that on our website at www.dallaselderlawyer.com. The 2016 Alzheimer's Walk is scheduled for October 1, 2016.

We will be updating our website where the nursing home facilities will have a link to direct you to a website where you can enter your zip code and be able to gather more information on the nursing home facility closest to you. 


President Obama has again threatened retirement tax breaks as evidenced by his Fiscal Year 2017 Budget proposals recently released.

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In an effort to encourage disabled persons to be productive and not be impoverished to retain public benefits such as Supplemental Security Income and Medicaid, Congress passed the Achieving a Better Life Experience Act (ABLE Act) at the end of year 2014

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Last Chance to Use File and Suspend Strategy for Claiming Social Security Benefits

Time is running out to use a potentially very lucrative Social Security benefits-claiming strategy. Spouses will no longer be able to use the "file and suspend" strategy after April 29, 2016.

Things to Remember at Tax Time

Tax day is fast approaching and you want to make sure you're taking advantage of all the deductions you're entitled to.

How Likely Are You to Need Long-Term Care?

Planning for retirement and deciding whether to buy long-term care insurance would be a lot easier if you knew your odds of needing long-term care, as well as at what age and for how long.

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Your Right to Refills If Medicare Drops Coverage of Your Drugs

Medicare prescription drug plans can change which drugs they cover, leaving you without coverage for a drug you need. Or you may switch plans into a plan that doesn't cover your medication.

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