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.
How has the COVID-19 pandemic affected clients on Medicaid? What about those clients who joined Medicaid during the pandemic? Learn about the latest in Medicaid planning, how to help clients protect assets for individuals on Medicaid, how to effectively handle Medicaid appeals, and how (and when) to fight an appeal.
You filed the petition, presented the medical report and got the guardian appointed. So, what’s next? The best way to make sure that things go smoothly in court for the duration of the guardianship is to do a good job educating the guardian. If the guardian understands the budgeting process, basic accounting principles and the role of the court, things are likely to go well. If they don’t, you can expect to be over budget and trying to explain how things went wrong to the judge. This presentation will review some common misunderstandings that guardians have about the process and discuss strategies to help the guardian stay on track.