A Largo Attorney with a Passion for Elder Law
Providing comprehensive elder law services in the Clearwater/St. Petersburg area
Many people are not aware of all the government benefits that are available to elderly and disabled Americans, or they may think they don’t qualify for these benefits. But an elder law attorney can show you how to qualify for Medicaid and explain which assets are exempt. A lawyer can also help you navigate the Veterans Administration claims process so you can obtain the benefits you and your family need.
Susan Charles is an experienced Medicaid planning attorney in Largo, Florida. She has advised thousands of people in Pinellas County and the Greater Tampa Bay area on legal issues related to aging, incapacity and death.
How can an attorney help with Medicaid planning?
An elder law attorney can offer effective strategies for obtaining the Medicaid benefits you and your family need for long-term care coverage. We can help with trust planning, annual gifting and other estate planning tools in this regard. There is a five-year government look-back period for these processes, so it is important to speak with an attorney as soon as possible. We can give you sound legal guidance to ensure that you are not disqualified from obtaining Medicaid when you or a loved one needs it most.
Can an elder law attorney assist with VA benefits?
In a word, yes. Disabled veterans and their families are often in dire need of Veterans Adminstration (VA) assistance, and an elder law attorney can guide you through the litigation system to obtain the benefits you deserve. Veterans who served during times of war and certain members of their families may be entitled to VA Aid and Attendance benefits. However, many eligible people do not receive these benefits because they don’t know how to properly apply or rearrange assets in order to qualify for them. The rules governing how to qualify for Aid and Attendance benefits are confusing. Additionally, applicants must be careful not to jeopardize their future Medicaid eligibility. To ensure you are following the proper procedures and protecting your best interests, it is invaluable to work with a knowledgeable attorney.
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Susan Charles is a leading attorney in Florida who is committed to her clients’ well-being. Contact The Charles Law Offices at 727-683-1483 or online to schedule your initial consultation at our Largo, Clearwater or St. Petersburg office.