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Social Security Administration Releases Final Rule Omitting Food from In-Kind Support and Maintenance Calculation for SSI      

The most important takeaway from the Social Security Administration’s rule change is that any purchases of food for Supplemental Security Income recipients from Special Needs Trusts and families will not decrease the SSI payment. The new rule was approved on March 27 and effective September 30, 2024. This new ruling makes Special Needs Trusts (SNTs) […]

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What Does the Realtor Settlement Mean for You?

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) has agreed to pay $418 million over the next four years to resolve class action lawsuits brought by home sellers who said they were forced to pay inflated commissions to real estate agents. This is big news for homeowners and seniors thinking about downsizing. Under the settlement, each seller […]

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NAELA News Article on QLACs Is Top Pick for 2023

This past year, I’ve enjoyed contributing articles to prestigious professional journals, including one of our field’s most respected publications, NAELA News, by the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. With great pride, I announce that my article, “SECURE 2.0 Opens the Door for Qualified Longevity Annuity Contracts (QLACs),” has been recognized as the most-read article […]

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Stephen J. Silverberg Speaking at Nassau County Bar Association on November 17th.

Seniors aren’t the only ones who find Medicare options confusing. On Friday, November 17, Stephen J. Silverberg will present “Medicare Supplement vs. Medicare Advantage,” a program examining the different programs to help attorneys better assist their eligible senior clients. The program, a joint meeting of the Senior Attorney and Elder Law, Social Services, and Health […]

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