Supplement Security Income (SSI) is a lifeline program for over 80 million older adults and people with disabilities throughout the U.S. Yet this program hasn't been updated in close to 40 years. The long neglect essentially bars this program from helping the greater number of people it was originally designed to assist and ends up keeping people in poverty versus helping them … [Read more...] about New Bill Would Raise SSI Resource Limits
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Hospital coverage and inpatient hospital care are crucial for the recovery of many acute illnesses and injuries. Yet a common misconception among patients is that they will remain in the hospital until they feel "well enough" to go home. Instead, hospitals only keep patients for as long as a high intensity of medical care is needed. Most of a patient's recovery actually happens … [Read more...] about Hospital Discharge Planning is Key to Recovery
Does your insurance company invest in fossil fuels or green energy? Now you can find out and can align your health insurance in a way that not only helps you, but also helps keep our planet a livable place for you, your family and future generations. Our California Insurance Commissioner, Ricardo Lara just issued a new report and web page this week detailing insurance … [Read more...] about Does Your Health Insurance Invest in Fossil Fuels or Green Energy?
We just got word that Sandy Morales, our Senior Medicare Patrol Volunteer Coordinator and Case Manager, has received the Fraud Prevention's Finest Award for March 2022! Congratulations Sandy! Each month this award goes to an SMP director or key staff who excel in casework, outreach, or partnership; model best practices; and whose practices encourage their SMP peers to improve … [Read more...] about Morales Honored for Her Stellar Casework & Compassionate Heart
A misleading letter, from an unknown source, is circulating online that mentions a $1,200 special Social Security earnings credit for people who served in the military. We're helping the Social Security Administration (SSA) make sure that veterans with active and inactive service have the appropriate information that they need and do not take unnecessary action. Here are the … [Read more...] about Clarification on Military Service and Increased Social Security Benefits