Senior Advocate: Keep Social Security informed of any name changes

By Betty Berry, Tuesday, June 29, 2010  Q: While paying into Social Security I have had several name changes. How can I determine if my earning records are accurate? A: I asked Social Security to explain the process followed when it receives an earnings report that does not match the name and Social Security number [...]

By |June 30th, 2010|Betty Berry's Column|0 Comments

Senior Advocate: Medicare fraud will be discussed at senior center

By Betty Berry, Tuesday, June 22, 2010  Q: We have heard over and over that we, the users of the system, should review our Medicare Summary Notices and report any errors found. What action can we expect from the Medicare System when we make a fraud complaint? What, if anything, is done to the providers [...]

By |June 23rd, 2010|Betty Berry's Column|0 Comments

Senior Advocate: Seminar will offer help getting your complaints heard

By Betty Berry, Tue. June 1, 2010  Q: I don’t know if it is because I’m a senior, but I’m tired of receiving poor responses to problems I try to resolve. Can you make any suggestions on how to “get what you pay for?” A: I’m sure your frustrations are shared by the general public [...]

By |June 16th, 2010|Betty Berry's Column|0 Comments

Senior Advocate: Make sure your parents’ records are in order

By Betty Berry, Tuesday, June 8, 2010  Q: My parents are very private about their finances and personal records. Until now this hasn’t been a problem, but they are beginning to need my assistance and I don’t have the information I need to help them get the care and services they require. Do you have [...]

By |June 16th, 2010|Betty Berry's Column|0 Comments

Senior Advocate: Ask questions when considering retirement community

By Betty Berry, Tuesday, June 15, 2010  Q: I’ve been widowed for almost two years and am considering a move. My home and yard are more than I want to continue to take care of. However, I am active and independent. I don’t need to be taken care of but at times am very lonely. [...]

By |June 16th, 2010|Betty Berry's Column|0 Comments