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Health Care at the End of Life

Even though having open and honest conversations with your family about your mortality is a sobering experience, it is prudent to do so. No one relishes the thought of their demise, and yet with forethought, you can ensure that your estate…

Why SSI and SSDI Claims Receive Rejection

Before you spend time and effort on the application process for federal Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Income (SSDI), consider some of the major disqualifiers. Eligible individuals can benefit from both programs though they have distinct differences. The…

How Can an Elder Law Attorney Help You?

An elder law attorney advocates for and creates legal plans for older and disabled individuals in order to help them live a better life. Elder law may include planning for retirement, Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid, long-term care planning, estate…

Ask Your Elder Law Attorney These Questions

While estate planning can be difficult and emotional, it is vital to wisely manage your assets and provide for your family members as you age. Your elder law attorney knows how to create an estate plan strategy that addresses these…

Elder Law versus Estate Planning

There are some overlaps between estate planning and elder law, but both are equally important to protect yourself and your family. The two terms tend to go hand in hand, but there are some differences. The biggest difference is that elder…

Medicaid Planning Protects Your Home

It is likely that your most valuable asset is your home, which is true for many of us. You may want your children to inherit the value of your home when you pass away. However, you may also be concerned…

Settlements Affecting SSDI and SSI

If you are wondering how a personal injury settlement will affect your Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits or whether you should pursue a personal injury claim at the same time, then you need to…

How to Avoid Medicaid’s Penalty Period

For nursing home care, assisted living, in-home care, or adult foster care, individuals must meet certain income and asset requirements.  As a result of these rules, many candidates give away their money and resources to qualify. However, there is a…

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