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The death of a loved one, whether it is expected or not, can throw you and your family into turmoil as you enter a period of grieving. There are so many things that must be handled, it is easy to become overwhelmed. Some things must be dealt with quickly, while others can wait a few days or weeks. Here is a list of the top 10 things that typically must be handled.
Research shows May and June are the busiest months for home sales. The North Carolina Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act enables individuals with special needs or their families to open savings accounts that do not count as assets (within stated limits) when determining eligibility for Medicaid, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), or other government benefits. The Life Center of Davidson County, Inc. is partnering with several other groups to offer a free Caregiver Academy.
Research shows May and June are the busiest months for home sales. If you plan to buy or sell in 2019, here’s what the market experts are predicting:
1. Interest rates will edge up a little higher. For many buyers, this will not be a deciding factor, but for those on the edge, it may force them to lower their expectations or wait to buy.
2. Buyers will have more inventory to choose from than they did in 2018, but homes may take longer to sell…
What is the ABLE Act?
The North Carolina Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act was signed into law in 2015. The ABLE Act enables individuals with special needs or their families to open savings accounts that do not count as assets (within stated limits) when determining eligibility for Medicaid, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), or other government benefits. These savings accounts are intended to cover qualified disability expenses for the individual with the disabling condition. This may include housing, transportation costs, assistive technology, job training, and more. The IRS determines which expenses qualify.
Greensboro, NC – Attorney David Inabinett of Brinkley Walser Stoner will present a seminar titled Estate & Long-Term Care Planning on Wednesday, February 6, at the Mabel D. Smith Senior Center in Greensboro. The session will cover long-term care planning, basic asset protection techniques, and strategies available to help avoid probate and maximize the assets which may be protected for a surviving spouse or disabled child. The event is free; registration is not required.
In the January 2019 issue of the BWS Update: Estate planning tips for 2019, a great handbook for elder care professionals, Dancing with the Potential Stars, and upcoming events.