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Free Legal Handbook for Tennessee Seniors

 

 

Credit tba.org

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — The Tennessee Bar Association has released a handbook to help the state's senior citizens better understand things like federal and state benefits and new health care laws.

 

The Legal Handbook for Tennessee Seniors was released on Monday and is available for free downloading at the bar association website. Printed and electronic copies on flash drives also are available from the association while supplies last.

Cindy Wyrick, President of the TBA, says legal information addressing senior concerns is hard to find.

“We have approximately 7,000 Americans becoming senior citizens each day. It just seemed necessary that we do something to serve this rapidly growing population.”

Issues addressed by the handbook include applying for benefits, tax and housing laws, protecting pensions and retirement accounts, preparing wills and powers of attorney, and selecting assisted living facilities or home health care providers.

You can learn more by visiting the TBA website.