Understanding Elder Law & MaineCare

Caribou, ME

If you become disabled, either physically or mentally, and you do not have the proper medical, legal, and financial documents in place, then your family will be forced down a difficult road. The first question that is asked is "Am I eligible"? Here is a helpful link to find out. To avoid the appeals process and never go before the administrative court, Attorney Leonard uses both long-term planning, irrevocable trusts, and durable powers of attorney. By using a long-term planning, irrevocable trusts, and durable power of attorney to manage assets and non-trust assets (IRAs or similar retirement plans), you can be assured that there will be continued and uninterrupted management of your assets that are not counted against you in the disability process.

What We Offer

What We Offer

  • Disability Planning and Representation;
  • Social Security Disability Applications & Appeals;
  • MaineCare Applications and Appeals;
  • Veterans Benefits: The Veterans' Administration "Aid and Attendance" benefit is a well-kept secret in America. The benefit is available to veterans or a surviving spouse of a veteran who served on active duty for, at least 90 days, during a period of war, and received an honorable discharge. The benefit is designed to help you cover long-term care, whether at home, in an assisted living facility or in a nursing home. In order to qualify, the veteran or spouse be 65 or older or must need assistance in the activities of daily living, such as personal hygiene, eating, cleaning or using the bathroom. There is also an asset limit, and although there is no strict limit, $123,000.00 is considered the benchmark for qualifying for the benefit. Qualifying is a lengthy process, but Attorney Leonard can assist you by giving general information and then assisting you with the application process.