Joseph Matthews


Joseph Matthews has been an attorney since 1971, and from 1975 to 1977 he taught at the law school of the University of California, Berkeley. He has for many years been involved in matters relating to seniors, and is the author of Social Security, Medicare & Government Pensions and Long Term Care: How to Plan & Pay for It, as well as How to Win Your Personal Injury Claim.

Articles By Joseph Matthews

Proving Fault in Accidents on Dangerous or Defective Property
Who's legally responsible for injuries that happen because a property is in a dangerous condition?
Medicare Savings Programs Help Pay Medicare Costs for Qualified Low-Income Individuals
The QMB, SLMB, and QI programs help pay Medicare premiums, deductibles, and co-pays. Learn how to qualify.
Extra Help Subsidy for Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Plans
Medicare offers different levels of low-income subsidies, called "Extra Help," to help pay for the cost of prescription drugs above and beyond what a standard Part D plan pays.
Medicare Coverage of Skilled Nursing Facility Stays
A growing number of patients recovering from surgery or a major illness are referred by their doctors to skilled nursing facilities.
Will I Get Penalized for Working While Collecting Social Security Retirement?
Until you reach full retirement age, working while receiving early retirement benefits may reduce your Social Security retirement benefits.
Long-Term Care Insurance: The Risks and Benefits
Is long-term care (LTC) insurance, also known as nursing home insurance, a good investment? Here's how to decide, and what to look for in an LTC insurance policy.
Stair Accidents: Proving Fault
If you've had an accident on stairs, here's how to determine if the property owner is at fault.
What Services Medicare Part B Will Cover
Part B medical insurance is intended to cover basic medical services provided by doctors, clinics, and laboratories.
Assisted Living: Services Provided
The main difference between assisted living and independent living residences -- usually housing complexes built or renovated for older residents who are basically able to care for themselves -- is that assisted living gives residents more help in meeting their daily needs. While assisted living does