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Assisting Your Parents with Planning For Long Term Care

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Assisting Your Parents with Planning For Long Term Care It isn’t easy to discuss financial planning and long term care with aging parents. Parents may be resistant to admitting that finances are less than rock-solid or that they have not thoroughly planned for their own futures. Parents of a certain generation, moreover, may simply… Read More »

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Can You Apply for Social Security Benefits If You Were Self-Employed?

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A self-employed person is as eligible for Social Security benefits as any salaried or hourly employee is. The questions for self-employed persons are, however, whether income has been reported properly and whether taxes have been properly paid. Upon retirement or disability, a self-employed person must have accumulated a minimum number of work credits to… Read More »

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How To Help Florida Seniors Protect Themselves from Fraud and Identify Theft

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One of the most important duties we have to our elderly family members is to assist them in avoiding the numerable identity theft and other fraudulent schemes targeting them. According to the FBI, millions of seniors each year are victimized by identity theft and other scams utilizing the internet, e-mail, the US Postal Services,… Read More »

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How To Avoid Family Conflict When Planning Elder Care

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Even without the inherent stress of aging, many families are functional only in the broadest sense. That is, each family carries the weight of its own persistent conflicts. Adult children carry grudges instilled from childhood. Siblings hold resentments over decades-old perceived inequities. Aging parents want and need more than their busy, adult children can… Read More »

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How Have Social Security Benefits Changed in 2021?

By Shea A. Fugate, P.A. |

Social Security benefits have changed in several ways in 2021. Whether you are considering filing for benefits or are currently receiving SSI or SSD, it is vital to be aware of the changing state of the program. Cost-of-Living Adjustment (COLA) Increase The most immediately pertinent benefit for those already receiving Social Security benefits is… Read More »

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How Florida SSD Attorneys Make Your Disability Hearing Easier

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Retaining the right Florida attorney to represent you in your disability claims process is one of the most important decisions you can make from the start. It is a common misconception that filing a disability claim is a matter of mere form-filling that can be easily accomplished without the aid of an attorney. In… Read More »

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Orlando Social Security Disability (SSD) Attorney

By Shea A. Fugate, P.A. |

You may have the right to claim Social Security Disability (SSD) payments when you’re no longer able to work due to sickness or damage. It is in your best advantage to consult Shea A. Fugate, P.A Social Security Disability Attorney, when you consider a claim. The initial assessment step rejects a large percentage of… Read More »

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Florida Veterans’ Disability Benefits for Neurological Disorders

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Veterans can suffer from a variety of conditions because of their time in the military, including neurological disorders. A neurological disorder affects the brain and can be among the most debilitating conditions veterans can suffer. If left untreated, there is a risk that it will become worse. To learn more about applying for disability… Read More »

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Florida Social Security Qualifying Disabilities

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Florida Social Security Qualifying Disabilities If you’re disabled and struggling to get by, don’t give up hope. If you cannot work due to a debilitating injury or chronic disease, you may be extremely frustrated and have concerns about how you will pay bills. There are currently more than ten million people who are receiving… Read More »

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Making a Florida Veterans’ Disability Claim for Parkinson’s Disease

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Veterans who were injured, sick, developed a mental health condition, or were exposed to environmental toxins while serving in the military could be entitled to veterans’ disability benefits. Even if your condition didn’t appear until years later, you could still receive benefits provided you can establish the condition is service connected. In some cases,… Read More »

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