Elder Law

People are living longer than ever before, which is a good thing. But sometimes the increased life-span raises questions regarding the care of an aging loved one. Finding yourself in the position of having to care for an aging parent who is unable to live alone due to health issues or safety concerns raises a variety of legal questions to which the average person doesn’t have the answers.

People receiving any type of government benefits, such as retirement social security, disability payments, Medicaid or Medicare, may be familiar with all the details of receiving and maintaining the funds, but younger family members who find themselves suddenly thrust into the role of caregiver may be clueless as to how it all comes together and what happens next. The stress and worry over financial matters combined with that of caring for an elder loved ones sometimes proves to be too much for younger family members to handle on their own.

Fortunately, this situation doesn’t have to be dealt with alone. At Estate Planning Attorneys Kansas City, we are ready to help you during this stage of your and your loved one’s life. Let qualified and experienced attorneys handle the applications needed to procure funds for the care of your loved one. We will guide you every step of the way through this often complicated, intimidating and overwhelming process.

Sometimes applications for medical benefits from the government are denied, and families feel that they have no recourse or other avenues to turn to for financial help. An attorney with knowledge of elder law will be able to file an appeal on your or your loved one’s behalf to try to obtain the needed benefits through a fair hearing process.

Even after benefits have been obtained and utilized for a period of time, there are annual reviews to contend with, and if circumstances change for a person receiving government benefits ascribed to the elderly or disabled, those changed circumstances must be reported within a specified amount of time or penalties can be instated.

A Certified Elder Law Attorney (CELA) is well versed in the law pertaining to government benefits, reviews, reporting issues and a host of other concerns that the elderly, the disabled and their caregivers have to deal with. They are ready, willing and able to assist you with your elder law needs.