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

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.
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.
Medicare Savings Programs Help Pay Medicare Costs for Qualified Low-Income Individuals
Many people who are elderly or have disabilities have trouble paying the portion of medical bills left unpaid by Medicare and cannot afford private medigap insurance or a Medicare Advantage plan.
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.
Proving Fault in Accidents on Dangerous or Defective Property
Who's responsible for accidents that occur on or around buildings and grounds?
Stair Accidents: Proving Fault
If you've had an accident on stairs, here's how to determine if the property owner is at fault.
Assisted Living for Seniors
Assisted living (also called sheltered care or catered living) combines much of the homelike atmosphere of independent living with some of the personal care of a nursing facility.
Motorcycle Helmet Laws and Recovery for Injuries
Recovering for head and neck injuries may depend on the state helmet law and whether the motorcyclist was wearing a helmet.
Residential Care Facilities for Seniors With Alzheimer's
Choosing a residential care facility for a person with Alzheimer's disease requires special considerations. Alzheimer's disease is a progressive condition that slowly erodes an elder's ability to think clearly, take care of basic daily needs, and maintain emotional and psychological equilibrium. In