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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Seniors shouldn't pay to collect benefits

From the DesMoines  register 09/28/2010

"It's really about taking advantage of seniors."

That's how Cathy Hicks of Windsor Heights described what happened to her 94-year-old mother. A man who identified himself as a "certified senior advisor" held a meeting at the senior community where her mom lives. He was informing elderly veterans and their spouses about a special benefit to help pay for medical and assisted-living costs.

By the time Hicks got involved, the man had all her mom's financial information and a plan: Move her assets to make her appear to have less money and be eligible for a monthly government check.  Read more....

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