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David Wingate discussing Medicaid and Veterans Benefits to Hospice of Frederick County volunteers.

David Wingate discussing Medicaid and Veterans Benefits to Hospice of Frederick County volunteers.

Veteran’s Benefits Seminar

We recently presented a seminar on Veteran's Benefits

Seniors face a myriad of health, finance and legal issues.

Seniors face a myriad of health, finance and legal issues that can significantly affect their lives and families for years to come. Elder Law Attorneys understand the unique needs of older adults regarding physical and mental limitations and navigating the complexities of retirement living and financial and estate planning. An elder law attorney can help with the following legal issues related to seniors: Health and personal care planning (healthcare decisions, powers of attorney, living wills, disability planning, end-of-life care) Financial planning (employment and retirement issues, asset protection, estate and gift taxes) Long-term care planning (long-term care and disability insurance, Medicare,…

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U.S. targets financial abuse of elderly

Americans over 60 lost at least $2.9 billion in 2010 to financial exploitation, a MetLife study. This 12% rise over two years is leading the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to begin looking into the types of scams affecting older consumers, states the LA Times. Federal regulators launched an investigation into the financial abuse of the elderly, citing a new report that advisors, planners, family members and others were ripping off seniors more than ever. The rise in abusive tactics led the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to begin looking into the types of scams affecting older Americans and coming up with…

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With some basic tips, you can find an excellent life care planning lawyer that will give you peace of mind through sound advice.

As you grow older, your legal needs increase dramatically. You need to think about protecting your aging parents, your family, securing your assets for the future, and planning for your own future retirement and ongoing needs. With all these things to consider, you need a life care planning lawyer, not just an elder law attorney, who has the knowledge and experience to guide you through this confusing aging maze. With some basic tips, you can find an excellent life care planning lawyer that will give you peace of mind through sound advice. All life care or elder law attorneys are…

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How do you know that you need the services of Senior Life Care Planning?

You may need Senior Life Care Planning for: Asset Protection Mediciad Planning Veterans Benefits Care Advocacy     Limited or no family support.     What services are available?     Safely issues.     Caregiver “burned out” or overwhelmed about care.     Limited time and/or expertise.     Family Arguments. Financial and/or legal issues. Dealing and/or Coping with dementia.

If you or your loved one require the services of an Elder Care Attorney who will you call?

Most lawyers do not concentrate only elder care issues. Asking the right questions at a consultation can help you choose the right elder care attorney for your needs. What Elder Care Services Does The Firm Provide? Many law firms state they handle elder care cases. However, most firms do not have lawyers or staff who specifically work in the needs of the elderly. Therefore, ask about the firm's attorney and staff, what specifically do they do, Medicaid, Asset Protection, Life Care Planning, Care Advocacy, Veterans Benefits? The State of Maryland and the Federal Government has numerous laws affecting the elderly….

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Don’t elder law attorneys just work with families when they need to place an elderly relative in a nursing home?

Similar to traditional elder law firms, Senior Life Care Planning helps families make immediate arrangements for long-term care in order to promote an elder's health and safety, handling all the legal work and helping families find and pay for the right care (including Medicaid, Veterans Benefits,  and other public benefit qualification as needed and desired) without bankrupting the elder. But we offer so much more: First, we have care coordination and support to families whose elderly loved ones are still living at home or with family. Our on-staff care coordinators locate and coordinate needed care and community services, offer family…

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Attention Veterans – Stationed in Thailand between 1961 thru 1975.

Vietnam-era Veterans whose service involved duty on or near the perimeters of military bases in Thailand anytime between February 28, 1961 and May 7, 1975 may have been exposed to herbicides and may qualify for VA benefits. The following Veterans may have been exposed to herbicides: U.S. Air Force Veterans who served on Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF) bases at U-Tapao, Ubon, Nakhon Phanom, Udorn, Takhli, Korat, and Don Muang, near the air base perimeter anytime between February 28, 1961 and May 7, 1975. U.S. Army Veterans who provided perimeter security on RTAF bases in Thailand anytime between February 28,…

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If a veteran is receiving Medicaid but is not residing in a nursing home, will the veteran’s benefit be $90?

No.  The personal allowance reduction is only for single claimants receiving Medicaid, in the nursing home.  The Medicaid Waiver program, i.e. residing at home or at an assisted living facility, are not part of this automatic reduction.  

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