When a family member approaches age 65, there are often significant changes to benefits and supports. In addition, there are opportunities that can offer future benefits to your loved one that need to be addressed, some before your loved one turns 65. What services may be changing? What do family members need to know? To help prepare for this transition, we have highlighted some of the top considerations.
This issue of The Voice® was written by SNA member Catherine Wilson of McPherson, Rocamora, Nicholson, Wilson & Hinkle, PLLC, which is located in Durham, North Carolina and serves the areas of Durham, Raleigh, Chapel Hill and beyond. Catherine focuses on estate planning, special needs planning, guardianships, taxation law, and trust and estate litigation.
The Voice is the e-mail newsletter of The Special Needs Alliance. This installment was written by Special Needs Alliance member Laurie Hanson, Esq., a shareholder in the Minneapolis, Minnesota, elder law firm of Long, Reher & Hanson, P.A. with the help of her law clerk, Christine Jensen. The firm's focus is to provide positive strategies for individuals who are aging or living with disabilities to help them live as independently as possible for as long as possible. Laurie concentrates her practice exclusively in the areas of government benefit eligibility, special needs trusts, trust and public benefit litigation, estate planning, and planning for incapacity. She is the past president of the Elder Law Section of the Minnesota State Bar Association and is repeatedly named a super lawyer in the field of elder law by her peers.
You are reading The Voice, the e-mail newsletter of The Special Needs Alliance. This installment was written by Special Needs Alliance member Donna Bashaw of Laguna Hills, California. Ms. Bashaw is a former President of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, and she is certified by the National Elder Law Foundation as a Certified Elder Law Attorney.