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West Branch Office:  2116 M-55 | West Branch, MI 48661 | (989) 418-3500 

January 2021

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A special message from Nancy Nawrocki of the Nawrocki Center:

You CAN get VA benefits... if you're persistent!
I sat down to my computer today and upon reviewing e-mails I found a message from the daughter of a client who I’ve been assisting in her quest to receive the VA Aid and Attendance benefit to help pay for her care in an Assisted Living facility. To my pleasure the message was that the client received her first check for the month of December 2020.

Nawrocki Center Offers FREE Webinars
To help keep or clients and friends appraised of the latest developments in Elder Law, we are offering FREE Webinars on Elder Law topics of interest, at specific scheduled times,...

Nawrocki Center Masterclass: How to Find, Keep, and Pay For Long-Term Care without Losing Your Life Savings
This FREE online masterclass is for people who are worried about the rising cost of long-term care, who are concerned about the financial hardships that paying for this care may c...

Can You Visit Nursing Home Residents After They are Vaccinated?
COVID vaccines are starting to roll out to nursing homes across the country, signaling the beginning of the end of the pandemic. Once your loved one has had both doses of the vaccine, you may be able to visit, but precautions are still necessary.

The Attorney's Role in Medicaid Planning
Do you need an attorney for even "simple" Medicaid planning? This depends on your situation, but in most cases, the prudent answer would be "yes."

Who Should Purchase Long-Term Care Insurance?
Buying long-term care insurance is one way to protect against the high cost of long-term care. However, this type of insurance may not be for everyone, so consider all your options.

What Is Critical Illness Insurance and Is It Worth Buying?
Many employers offer critical illness insurance as part of their benefit package. What is this insurance and is it worth purchasing? Before paying for a plan, you should read the fine print and consider alternatives.

A Modest Social Security Increase for 2021
The Social Security Administration has announced a 1.3 percent rise in benefits in 2021, an increase even smaller than last year’s.

How to Fix a Required Minimum Distribution Mistake
The rules around required minimum distributions from retirement accounts are confusing, and it’s easy to slip up. Fortunately, if you do make a mistake, there are steps you can take to fix the error and possibly avoid a stiff penalty.

Receiving an Inheritance While on Medicaid
For most people, receiving an inheritance is something good, but for a nursing home resident on Medicaid, an inheritance may not be such welcome news

Husbands Usually Don’t Consider Their Wives’ Future When Deciding When to Take Social Security Benefits
Husbands usually don’t take survivor’s benefits into account when claiming benefits, according to a recent study, meaning that many widows will needlessly experience a significant drop in income.

Brighton Office:                      West Branch Office
10299 Grand River, Suite N     2116 M-55, Suite B

Brighton, MI 48116                   West Branch, MI 48661
Phone: 810-229-0220             Phone: 989-418-3500

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