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Elder Abuse and Financial Exploitation

Iowa Legal Aid brochure on identifying and stopping elder abuse. Please note update in definition of vulnerable elder on page 2: “A vulnerable elder is a person 60 or older who is unable to protect himself or herself from elder abuse as a result of age or a mental or physical condition, or because of a personal circumstance which results in an increased risk of harm to the person.”

Funeral Purchases - Protections Under The FTC Funeral Rule

Your funeral may be one of the most expensive consumer purchases you or your family ever makes. To avoid overspending, it helps to understand your rights under the "Funeral Rule" enforced by the Federal Trade Commission (the "FTC").

Grandparent Visitation in Iowa

In Iowa, a grandparent can ask the court for visitation in limited circumstances.

Homestead Exemption for 65 and older

Homestead exemption available for 65 and older

Pre-Need Funeral Arrangements - Pros and Cons

There are many advantages to planning and paying for your funeral in advance. Iowa law has a number of provisions that protect consumers who make pre-need funeral arrangements.

Property Tax Suspension for People Who Get SSI

Many people with a disability own or are buying their homes. Iowa law allows people who get Supplemental Security Income (SSI), or State Supplemental Assistance (SSA), or live in a health care facility, to get their property taxes suspended.

Rent Reimbursement and Property Tax Credits

Each year, Iowans who are elderly or have a disability may be able to get a property tax credit on their home and rent reimbursement on apartment or mobile home lot rent.

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