Massachusetts Law About Elders' Issues
MGL c.6A, s.18L as added by St.2010, c.300. Silver Alert Community Response System.
MGL c.62, s.6(k) Real Estate Tax Credit for those 65 and older
MGL c.90, s.22I. Permits health care providers and law enforcement officers to report "cognitive or functional impairment or incapability to operate motor vehicle safely" to the Registry of Motor Vehicles.
105 CMR 309 Safe Driving. "designate[s] for health care providers and the Registry
of Motor Vehicles cognitive or functional impairments that are likely to affect a person's ability to safely operate a motor vehicle."
540 CMR 24 Medical Qualifications for Operators of Motor Vehicles. "provid[es] minimum physical and mental qualification standards determined to be necessary for the safe operation of a motor vehicle."
800 Age Info: Resources for Massachusetts Elders, 800 Age Info.
Choosing the Best Long-Term Care Option, Mass. Attorney General. Outlines the options, and includes questions to ask a potential caregiver.
Complete Guide to IRAs & IRA Investing: Wealth Building Strategies Revealed, Atlantic Publishing, 2009. Covers types of IRAs, putting money in, and taking money out. Requires Library Card for access.
Complete Guide to Managing Your Parents' Finances When They Cannot, Atlantic Publishing, 2009. Requires Library Card for access.
Complete Guide to Medicaid & Nursing Home Costs: How to Keep Your Family Assets Protected - Up-to-Date Medicaid Secrets You Need to Know, Atlantic Publishing, 2008. Covers various asset protection strategies. Requires Library Card for access.
The Family Caregiver Handbook: Finding Elder Care Resources in Massachusetts, MIT Workplace Center. "The Family Caregiver Handbook is a "gateway" to key elder care organizations across the Commonwealth, providing telephone numbers, locations and website addresses so that caregivers can find the most appropriate resources closest to their own community." Topic areas include housing, health care, insurance, financial, transportation, recreation and more.
Get it Together: Organize your Records So Your Family Won't Have To, Nolo, 2012. Includes information on health care directives, durable power of attorney, organ donation, insurance, bank accounts and more. Requires Library Card for access.
How To Retire Comfortably & Happy on Less Money Than the Financial Experts Say You Need: Insider Secrets to Spending Less While Living More, Atlantic Publishing, 2008. Book covers both ways to spend less and ways to save more. Requires Library Card for access.
IRAs, 401(k)s & Other Retirement Plans: Taking Your Money Out, Nolo, 2011. Includes information on early distributions, periodic payments, types of retirement plans and more. Requires Library Card for access.
Nursing Home Consumer Information Page, Mass. Division of Health Care Quality. Includes nursing home reports, regulations, information on choosing a nursing home, and more.
POMS Manual: SSA's Program Operations Manual System, Social Security Administration.
Real Estate Tax Credit for Persons Age 65 and Older (known as the Circuit Breaker Credit), Mass. Dept. of Revenue. Detailed explanation of the property tax credit for seniors who pay more than 10% of their income in property tax, MGL c.62, s.6(k).
Taking Control of Your Future: A Legal Checkup. Mass. Bar Association, 2012. This 78-page guide covers Veteran's Benefits, Medicaid, Medicare Part D, Reverse Mortgages, Long-Term Care Insurance, Elder Abuse, Nursing Homes, Real Estate Tax Exemptions, Social Security, and Elder Driving.
Your Complete Guide to Early Retirement: A Step-by-Step Plan for Making It Happen, Atlantic Publishing, 2007. Requires Library Card for access.
American Bar Association Legal Guide for Americans Over 50, Random House, 2006.
The Complete Legal Guide to Senior Care, Sphinx, 2008.