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1 Legal Handbook for Tennessee Seniors Presented By Public Education Committee Handbook History Available Formats Printed Copies Thumb Drive Downloadable PDF 1!

2 Printed Copies Call the Nashville Area: (615) Outside of Nashville: (800) Thumb Drives Call the Nashville Area: (615) Outside of Nashville: (800) Downloadable PDF Available on TBA Website 2!

3 Overview of Handbook Section One: Financial Assistance Ways to Secure Your Financial Future Section One: Topics Social Security SSI Pensions Veterans Benefits Railroad Retirement SNAP (Food Stamps) Tax Relief Reverse Mortgage 3!

4 Social Security Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Pensions 4!

5 Veterans Benefits Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Tennessee s Food Stamp Program Tax Relief for Senior Adults Federal Tax Credits for the Elderly and Disabled Itemization of Medical and Dental Expenses Medical Savings Accounts Sale of Principal Residence Long-term Capital Gains Federal and State Estate and Gift Tax Exemptions Deductions for Charitable Contributions Real Property Tax Relief 5!

6 Reverse Mortgages Section Two: Payment for Health Care Medicare Medicaid TennCare Affordable Care Act Medi-Gap and Other Supplemental Insurance Section Two: Topics Long-Term Care Insurance Alzheimer s Care and Support 6!

7 Medicare Medicaid TennCare 7!

8 Affordable Care Act Insurance Coverage Medi-Gap and Other Supplemental Insurance Long-Term Care Insurance Alzheimer s Disease and Dementia Health Care Considerations 8!

9 Section Three: Long-Term Care and Senior Adult Housing Nursing Homes Other Housing and Care Options Assisted Living Facilities Adult Day Care In-Home Care Continuing Care Retirement Communities 9!

10 Housing Assistance Landlord-Tenant Issues Section 8 Housing Utility Assistance Property Tax Relief Section Four: Planning for the Future Divorce and the Senior Adult 10!

11 Estate Planning Wills Revocable Trusts (Living Trusts) Durable Powers of Attorney Health Care Powers of Attorney Living Wills Charitable Giving Instruments Conservatorships Funeral Home Services 11!

12 Probate and Estate Administration Section Five: Protection of Legal Rights Section Five: Topics Working with a Lawyer Consumer Protection Discrimination Grandparents Rights Personal Safety and Security Disaster Preparedness 12!

13 Working with a Lawyer Selecting a Lawyer Legal Fees Consumer Protection Discrimination Age Discrimination Discrimination Based on Disability 13!

14 Grandparents Rights Personal Safety and Security Home Public Places Banking Internet Section Six: Elder Abuse 14!

15 Section Seven: Resource Guide Nashville Area: (615) Toll-Free: (800) Thank you for your support in helping our Tennessee Seniors! 15!

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