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Talking With Family About Nursing Home Placement

Few decisions are more difficult than the one to place a spouse or parent in a nursing home. The difficulty of making the decision can be compounded when family members disagree on whether the step is necessary. ...

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Appealing Medicare Advantage Plan Decisions

If you have a Medicare Advantage plan, your plan may overrule your doctor and refuse to cover a treatment or procedure that it deems to be medically unnecessary or experimental. However, there is an appeal process to resolve these conflicts. ...

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The Taxation of Social Security Benefits

Although Social Security retirement benefits alone are generally not taxable, people with even a modest amount of income in addition to their Social Security payments may pay taxes on their benefits. ...

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How to Apply for SSI

If you think you may qualify for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits, you should fill out an online disability report and then call your local Social Security Administration (SSA) office to complete your application. ...

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