Elder law attorneys are likely to encounter candidates for disability benefits in two scenarios: (1) individuals with disabilities who are unable to work but not quite old enough for full retirement benefits or for aged SSI, and/or (2) clients concerned about future planning for their child or children with disabilities. This session will cover eligibility for each of the four types of disability benefits (DIB, CDB, DWB, SSI), applications, the disability determination process, the appeals process, maintaining benefits after entitlement, representation issues, and challenging situations where the potential applicant is unable to assist with the application process.
This session features Medicaid planning strategies, such as Medicaid-compliant annuities, gifting as well as non-penalized transfers of real estate, and other resources to achieve Medicaid qualification while preserving assets. The speaker will outline the steps necessary to execute these Medicaid strategies and the pitfalls to avoid potential problems.
An overview of the application process for Illinois Medicaid and includes: a brief review of the laws and regulations pertaining to Long Term Care or AABD Medicaid; the eligibility requirements and verification process; and potential outcomes, such as the application of spend downs and penalty periods.
Do laws passed in 2021 still have your head spinning? This provides a condensed review and update on: Electronic Wills and Remote Witnesses Act, Amendments to the Illinois Notary Public Act; and Amendments to the Illinois Trust Code