The Law Office of
Diane H. Gold
  There are a number of governmental and non-profit resources with important information concerning such topics as social security retirement, estate planning, HIPAA, health care proxy, trusts, and elder law. We provide links to them here for your convenience. If there are other sites that you find helpful, please let us know about them so that we can make them easily available to all.

While these are web sites that we generally find to be reliable and useful, they are not under our control, and you should make sure their information is accurate and reliable. To learn more about any of these topics go to the relevant web site and click on the underlined link (opens in new window).

  Social Security Retirement Benefits
    This government web site provides multiple calculators to assist you in calculating your social security retirement benefits.
  Federal Estate Taxes
    The Estate Tax is a tax on your right to transfer property at your death. The includable property may consist of Cash and Securities, Real Estate, Insurance, Trusts, Annuities, Business interests and other assets. As of January 1, 2020, if your Federal Gross Estate has a total value of less than $11,580,000, your estate may not be required to file an estate tax return. (Note that you will still be required to file a Massachusetts estate tax return if your estate is over $1,000,000.)
    AARP is an organization focusing on retired or near-retired persons. They focus on issues of importance to those over 50 years of age including Medicare, Medicaid, Medigap, Long-term care, social security, financial planning, end-of-life, frauds and scams, technology, retirement, and others.
    Medicare is the federal health insurance program for people age 65 and older. For information on Medicare and the Medicare prescription drug benefit, click on the underlined link above.
  Elder Law
    There are two groups of Elder Law Attorneys whose web sites are of interest. The national group is NAELA - the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. On their web page, you will find articles on living wills, how to find an elder law attorney, and much more.

The other web site of interest is the Massachusetts Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (MANAELA). On this web site, you will find information on elder law, elder law attorneys, a list of anti-psychotic medications, and more.

    Medicaid is a needs based federal-state program that provides medical services for people in need. To learn more, follow the underlined link.