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Medicare fraud puts future benefits at risk
Published by:
Amy Johnson
On:
April 11, 2019
Yet another example of how older adults and people with disabilities are taken advantage of came roaring into sharp relief this week. The FBI announced the take-down of a $1.2 billion scheme to defraud Medicare by sending unnecessary medical equipment to Medicare recipients.
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True Link Opens Submissions for 2019 Scholarship to Promote Best Practices in Guardianship
Published by:
Erin McInrue Savage
On:
January 15, 2019
True Link announced today that it has opened 2019 submissions for its annual Scholarship to Promote Best Practices in Guardianship. The award is given to a field builder – someone actively involved in advancing the field through the implementation and dissemination of best practices in guardianship or conservatorship.
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New Year, New Increase in Social Security Benefits
Published by:
Amanda Lotz
On:
January 10, 2019
Did you know that ringing in 2019 coincided with a 2.8 percent increase to monthly Social Security benefits and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payments? Every year, the government re-evaluates the cost of living based on the Consumer Price Index (CPI) and inflation to determine if benefits should be increased. Here's what you need to know for the new year.
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Regaining a normal financial life is an essential part of recovery
Published by:
Erin McInrue Savage
On:
December 6, 2018
Troubles with money often persist long after use stops. In our new national survey on finances and substance use disorder, we learned that eight in ten adults who have a loved one with a substance use disorder (SUD) agree that regaining control of one’s finances is one of the biggest obstacles in recovery.
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Financial challenges of addiction and substance use disorder: hard truths and real consequences
Published by:
Erin McInrue Savage
On:
December 4, 2018
With a nationally representative sample of adults across America, we learned that 82% of people who have a loved one with an SUD say that their family member experienced adverse financial effects due to their addiction.
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