Money Matters

Managing a chronic condition such as arthritis sometimes involves dealing with financial issues, such as health insurance and disability claims. Learn how to manage the expenses involved in arthritis care.

Arthritis Resources: Medicare Part D

Medicare Part D can help you cover the cost of your prescription drugs, but because there are so many plans to choose from, it can be a bit confusing. These resources can help you cut through the complexities and keep up with changes to the program. Learn more and let Part D work for you.

Furnishing An Arthritis-Friendly Home

Your home probably wasn't designed for someone with arthritis, but it should suit your needs as much as possible. And making your home more arthritis-friendly can be less complicated (and less expensive) than you might think.

Getting Disability Benefits

If you work and have arthritis, there’s a chance that one day you may find yourself unable to do your job. If that day comes, you may want to consider applying for disability benefits. The different types of disability benefit programs can be confusing, so it pays to understand just how they work and how you can apply for them.

How to Save Money on Your Taxes

You may know that some people deduct a percentage of their medical expenses from their adjusted gross income when figuring their taxes, but did you know you may be able to deduct the cost of travel for a medical procedure? Or the cost of a hotel room for someone who accompanies you? There are many ways to lower your tax burden. Here are tips on medical deductions and other ways to save.

Navigating the Maze of Medical Bills

Medical bills are among the more frustrating features of modern life. The avalanche of paperwork that results from a seemingly simple checkup can leave you puzzled as you sort out what, and whom, you really owe. But you don’t have to be a certified accountant to make sure that you are being charged fairly and accurately.

Nursing Home Care: Thinking and Planing Ahead

Close to 70% of people who live to be 65 will require long-term care. Getting the care you need raises many considerations, such as where you will be cared for and how you (or your loved ones) will cover the costs. The more planning you do beforehand, the smoother your transition into a care facility can be if you ever need it.

When You Can't Work: Tips for Getting Approved for Social Security Disability Benefits

If your condition keeps you from working, you may be eligible for money and health coverage through Social Security. But the road from making a claim to getting approved may be long. In this article, we bring you information on who may be eligible for benefits, how to navigate the application process, and what to do if your claim is denied.

 

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