Ohio NAELA News

Welcome to the news blog of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys Ohio Chapter. Here we share news related to Elder Law, Estate Planning, Probate and Special Needs Planning, Veterans Benefits and more — for the benefit of our Chapter members, and the general public seeking more information about Elder Law.

Expect an inheritance? Consider coordinating estate plan with parents

Expect an inheritance? Consider coordinating estate plan with parents

From Kiplinger — BY DAVID HANDLER, J.D. | CONTRIBUTIONS FROM HOWARD SHARFMAN —  Doing some ‘upstream’ planning now will take the guesswork out of what’s coming your way.  One important aspect of estate planning that can sometimes fly under the radar is “upstream”...

HHS releases ‘National Strategy to Support Family Caregivers’

HHS releases ‘National Strategy to Support Family Caregivers’

From HHS.gov — The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on Sept. 21, through its Administration for Community Living, released the 2022 National Strategy to Support Family Caregivers. It highlights nearly 350 actions the federal government will take to support...

Medicare uses big hammer to fix dialysis: payment system

Medicare uses big hammer to fix dialysis: payment system

From STATNews.com — By Isabella Cueto —  Chronic kidney disease, already a problem affecting millions of Americans, is only expected to become more prevalent as the country ages. For those with end-stage disease, a transplant is the ideal treatment, but dialysis is...

Ohio considers change to sub-minimum wage for people with disabilities

Ohio considers change to sub-minimum wage for people with disabilities

From NBC4 WCMH-TV — By Natalie Fahmy —  COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) — In Ohio, it is legal for people with disabilities to get paid below minimum wage. According to the Ohio Revised Code, the idea behind the sub-minimum wage is so people with disabilities have more...

How Medicare Rx price negotiations will work: Which drugs are up first

How Medicare Rx price negotiations will work: Which drugs are up first

From AARP.org — By Dena Bunis —  When Congress added a prescription drug benefit to Medicare nearly two decades ago, the bill explicitly prohibited the program from negotiating the price of drugs with pharmaceutical companies for the life-sustaining drugs that...

Students with disabilities often overlooked in gifted programming

Students with disabilities often overlooked in gifted programming

From DisabilityScoop.com — By Jo Napolitano, The 74 —  Gifted programming, already uneven across the country and prone to racial discrimination, has yet another blind spot: twice exceptional students. These advanced learners, who may also receive special education...

Not too young: 7 Estate Plan essentials for people in their 20s and 30s

Not too young: 7 Estate Plan essentials for people in their 20s and 30s

From Kiplinger.com — By Marguerita M. Cheng — In your 20s and 30s, you’re focused on building your life. Your thoughts center around personal goals, repaying your student loans, starting a family and maybe even traveling and seeing more of the world. But what about...

Social Security benefits hike could average $1,800 from 2023 COLA

Social Security benefits hike could average $1,800 from 2023 COLA

From the Detroit Free Press — By Susan Tompor —  A bigger inflation-boosted Social Security check and, yes, hope for some relief from the headaches caused by high prescription drug costs are on the horizon. And for many retirees, the budget relief can't be quick...

Medicaid expanding offerings for children with severe needs

Medicaid expanding offerings for children with severe needs

From DisabilityScoop.com — By Michelle Diament — Federal Medicaid officials are issuing new guidance aimed at making it easier for children with complex medical conditions like severe autism and cerebral palsy to access the care they need, even if that means crossing...

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