Elder, Estate Planning, & Special Needs Law News 

July 2022

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Supreme Court Rules State Medicaid Programs Can Recoup a Larger Share of Injury Settlements
In a case involving a teen who was catastrophically injured, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that state Medicaid programs may be repaid from settlement funds for future medical expenses.
Stop Using Unsafe Portable Bed Rails Immediately, National Safety Commission Warns

An advisory issued in June warns people against using a series of adult portable bed rail models after at least three people were entangled in them and died of asphyxia.

Some Social Security Beneficiaries Can Get Retroactive Payments -- But at a Cost
If you need a lot of cash on hand upon retirement, Social Security offers a lump-sum payment option that’s worth six months of retroactive benefits. However, it comes at a cost. It is important to understand the details before agreeing to the payment.

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