Law Tips: Elder Law Hot Tip – Free Cell Phone!

ICLEF Law Tips # 48

Elder Law Hot Tip: Free Cell Phone!
When assisting a client in the Elder Law area a lawyer has to anticipate a myriad of issues. The situation may call for working patiently and diligently with a client on a detailed estate plan.  But often there are needs of a more current nature. Our Law Tips contributor on the Elder Law topic, Keith Huffman, includes an answer to one of the questions that may arise in his recent ‘hot tips’ CLE presentation.

Can Mom Get A Free Cell Phone?

The answer is yes for Medicaid recipients and others. The Assurance Wireless Lifeline Cell Phone Service is available for free to participants in the following programs:

  • Medicaid
  • Food Stamps/SNAP
  • Temporary Assistance to Needy Families
  • Federal Public Housing Assistance or Section 8
  • Low Income Individuals
  • National School Lunch Program Free Lunch

Eligible individuals get a free cell phone and 250 minutes of free calls/texts. You can call the toll-free number (888) 898-4888 or visit the website below to enroll. You usually get your free phone within a week!

Perhaps this information can relieve a concern for someone who is seeking your assistance in uncomplicating their life.  We thank our Elder Law faculty member, Keith Huffman, for his contribution.  A thorough update on legal issues is presented by Keith and an expert panel of practitioners during the two-day 2012 Elder Law InstituteTMchaired by Claire Lewis of Indianapolis. The seminar covers topics from the Medicaid Hybrid System and Dementia Assessment to Miller Trusts and Preserving the Family Homestead.  ICLEF is proud to sponsor this annual seminar. To view the upcoming Video Replays, the Online/On Demand Video or purchase the e-Publication of the 2012 Elder Law InstituteTM


About our Law Tips faculty member:
Keith P. Huffman practices law with Dale, Huffman & Babcock, Bluffton, Indiana.  He received his undergraduate education from Adrian College, his legal education from Indiana University, and was admitted to the Bar in 1980. Mr. Huffman is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and previously served as the President of the Indiana Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. He is also a member of the Ethics Committee at Bluffton Regional Medical Center, the Northeast Indiana Alzheimer’s Advisory Board, the Aging & In-Home Services Board of Directors, and the Fort Wayne Lutheran Hospital Institutional Review Committee.

About our Law Tips blogger:
Nancy Hurley, Law Tips blogger, has long-standing connections with Indiana lawyers. She was formerly a member of the ISBA and IBF staffs for over 30 years. Nancy’s latest lifestyle venture is with ICLEF. We are utilizing her exceptional writing and interviewing skills while exploring how her Indiana-lawyer background fits with ICLEF’s needs. When she isn’t ferreting out new topics for Law Tips, her work can be found in our Speaker Spotlight blogs, postings on the ICLEF Facebook page, Twittering and other places her legal experience lends itself.

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