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Financial Planning is for everyone.  This includes taking the necessary steps to ensure that your desire regarding the future of your personal, car, medical care, property, and resources are currently recorded for your love ones to follow. Latasha Barnes with Legal Services of Eastern Missouri will discuss in the following video link how you can use simple estate planning tools to plan for the future.
Do you need help preparing your taxes? Several ATLS (Across the Life Span) coalition agencies will provide tax assistance to individuals from early February through the end of tax season. Contact the program provider for additional information.
Our elderly loved ones are some of the most precious people in our lives. Sadly though, seniors are also some of the most vulnerable, especially when it comes to online scams. To View information concerning how to keep your love ones save, click on link below: How To Keep Elderly Loved Ones Safe from Online Scams ( If you click this link, you will be leaving this web site.
Many Missouri elderly adults are abused or neglected everyday. If you suspect that an elderly person is at risk, it’s important to speak up by calling  1-800-286-3932. Learn about the possible signs of abuse and neglect by clicking on the following pdf brochure published by the Missouri Attorney General Office.
If you’ve held a 9-5 job, you’ve likely heard of social security. This federal program serves as a sort-of savings account that older Americans can tap into to provide income for their retirement. While most people associate social security with retirement benefits, it also provides disability benefits and support for family members who lose a spouse or parent. 
The Justice in Aging with support from The Commonwealth Fund developed this guide to assist seniors and their families to deal with the 20 most common problems experienced with nursing homes.  The guide was written by Eric M. Carlson, Esq., December 2005 and updated July 2015. Copyright ©2005 by Justice in Aging (formerly known as the National Senior Citizens Law Center).   Justice in Aging has given permission to reproduce this guide. Click on the following guide to learn more.  
If you are a grandparent raising grandchildren, you are not alone:  5.8 million U.S. children under 18 live in grandparent-headed households (Census 2010).  LSSM has prepared the document below to provide you some information concerning your legal options in raising your grandchildren. Click on the document below to learn more on this subject.
What is a Social Security Representative Payee and how are they chosen?  Justice in Aging -  - Published May 2016 Introduction
 The Legal Services of Eastern Missouri has developed the "Senior Citizen Handbook."  The handbook can be accessed by client on the pdf file below: (Please note the Senior Citizen Handbook is copyrighted. Copyright © 2016 Legal Services of Eastern Missouri, Inc. and the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis.)    
Find Public Benefits Program Link - Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services  If you click on the this link you will be leaving this website.