The Wright Law Firm PLLC

The Wright Law Firm PLLC The Wright Law Firm PLLC is a law firm in Jackson Tennessee. Pam Wright is an Elder Law Specialist. Hours are by appointment only.
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The Wright Firm is conveniently located on West University Parkway in Jackson. We offer telephone and video consultations. Pam Wright is certified as a specialist in Elder Law by the Board of Certification of the National Elder Law Foundation (NELF). NELF’s Elder Law Certification Program is the only elder law program accredited by the American Bar Association. She is a member of the National Acad

emy of Elder Law Attorneys and a member of the Elder Law Section of the Tennessee Bar Association Section Executive Committee. Pam has been named a “Best Lawyer” U.S. News & World Report, 2012-2013, 2015-2023. Roger Wright is a Paralegal and the Firm's Special Projects Consultant. Roger develops and produces training and consulting services for elder care professionals, small businesses and non-profit service providers. He has more than 35 years of experience working with clients in a variety of cases. He has handled cases involving public benefits, administrative advocacy and crisis intervention. Note: Your message to us, or our receipt of a message, does not create or constitute an attorney-client relationship. Please do not send confidential information through Facebook.

05/10/2024

The Administration for Community Living has released the first-ever federal regulations for Adult Protective Services (APS). More information in the comments.

New Tennessee Department of Disability and Aging created. State press release in comments.
04/14/2024

New Tennessee Department of Disability and Aging created. State press release in comments.

NASHVILLE, Tenn – Today, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee signed the Tennessee Disability and Aging Act into law.

Handy reference for Part D coverage.
03/14/2024

Handy reference for Part D coverage.

The cost of your medications may change throughout the year, depending on which coverage phase you’re in. Learn more by reviewing this post—from the deductible phase to the donut hole. You can also learn more about this topic at www.shiphelp.org/about-medicare/blog/part-d-coverage-phases

I hope the paywall doesn't block this article. It includes some interesting new laws.
12/30/2023

I hope the paywall doesn't block this article. It includes some interesting new laws.

Texting and driving will carry heavier penalties beginning in 2024, among a number of new laws.

12/21/2023

If you are interested in TennCare home and community based services, check the notice posted dec 20. TennCare is considering an increase in the HCBS expenditure caps. A link is in the comments.

11/15/2023

ProPublica’s Claim File Helper lets you customize a letter requesting the notes and documents your insurer used when deciding to deny you coverage. Get your claim file before submitting an appeal. Link in comments.

11/15/2023

A big VA announcement was made on Friday. All WWII Veterans who served between Dec. 7, 1941, and Dec. 31, 1946, are eligible under this expansion, regardless of their length of service or financial status. These Veterans will not have to pay copays, enrollment fees or monthly premiums. VA is reaching out by phone and mail to encourage WWII Veterans who are not currently enrolled in VA care to apply today. Click the link to learn more: https://ow.ly/SxUb50Q7e4A

11/14/2023

The Medicare Savings Programs (MSP) are federally funded programs administered by each individual state. These programs help pay some or all of the Medicare premiums, deductibles, copayments, and coinsurance for Medicare beneficiaries with limited income and resources.

Eligibility for the programs is adjusted annually. The income standards for MSP will be adjusted in early 2024. The resource standards for MSP in 2024 were announced today. Effective January 1, 2024, the resource standards for single and married MSP participants will be, respectively, $9,430 and $14,1304.

11/14/2023

When a married individual applies for Medicaid (TennCare) to cover long term care services, there are special rules used to protect the spouse who is not in care. Those protections are called "spousal impoverishment" protections and are adjusted annually. The 2024 SSI and Spousal Impoverishment Standards have been announced by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Link in the comments.

IRS provides tax inflation adjustments for tax year 2024. Link in comments.
11/10/2023

IRS provides tax inflation adjustments for tax year 2024. Link in comments.

IR-2023-208, Nov. 9, 2023 — The Internal Revenue Service today announced the annual inflation adjustments for more than 60 tax provisions for tax year 2024, including the tax rate schedules and other tax changes.

10/14/2023

Don't forget about Medicare's Annual Open Enrollment beginning October 15th through December 7th! Call us today to schedule an appointment to go over your plan to make sure you have the most cost effective for YOU! 731-668-6409 or 731-668-6450

10/13/2023

The Medicaid Income Cap for 2024 will be $2829.00 per month. Applicants for TennCare CHOICES will need a Qualified Income Trust if they have incomes above the cap amount.

10/13/2023

The Federal Benefit Rate for 2024 is $943 month.

10/13/2023

Social Security Announces 3.2 Percent Benefit Increase for 2024.

10/13/2023

The standard Medicare Part B premium is expected to increase from $164.90 per month in 2023 to $174.70 per month in 2024.

09/28/2023

Are you a Veteran who deployed to a combat zone but never enrolled in VA health care? If you left active duty between September 11, 2001, and October 1, 2013, you should apply today. But act fast—the deadline is September 30, 2023. See link in comments.

09/14/2023

2024 Medicare and You Handbook - link in the comment

08/15/2023

Please note our new email address listed below:

06/24/2023

AIR AMBULANCE LAW - A new state law forbids the sale of air ambulance service memberships to people who are enrolled in TennCare. The new law becomes effective July 1, 2023.
A link to the new law is posted in the comments here.

Please share this announcement.
06/13/2023

Please share this announcement.

According to TennCare, officials will send out renewal packets April 6 to people who couldn't automatically renew. Those...
02/03/2023

According to TennCare, officials will send out renewal packets April 6 to people who couldn't automatically renew. Those members will have 40 days to respond. Meanwhile, anyone deemed ineligible will receive a 20-day termination notice.

State officials say nearly 300,000 Tennesseans who enrolled in Medicaid during the COVID-19 pandemic are expected to lose their coverage this year. A spokesperson for TennCare, the state’s Medicaid program,

Do you have TennCare? Are you caring for someone who has TennCare? It's time to prepare for 2023 renewals.
01/23/2023

Do you have TennCare? Are you caring for someone who has TennCare? It's time to prepare for 2023 renewals.

Preparing for Renewals The annual renewal process, also known as redetermination or reverification, is required by the state and federal government to make sure people on TennCare are still eligible. After being on hold for three years, TennCare members and providers can start preparing today. Membe...

https://aspe.hhs.gov/topics/poverty-economic-mobility/poverty-guidelines
01/15/2023

https://aspe.hhs.gov/topics/poverty-economic-mobility/poverty-guidelines

U.S. Federal Poverty Guidelines Used to Determine Financial Eligibility for Certain Programs HHS Poverty Guidelines for 2023 Federal Register will publish the guidelines next week. The Poverty Guidelines API will become available soon. Join our listserv to stay up-to-date on the latest news regardin...

12/27/2022

The 2023 Medicaid spousal impoverishment amounts are posted. These figures are used to protect assets for spouses of persons who apply for TennCare CHOICES. Link in comments.

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180H W. University Parkway
Jackson, TN
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