Disability Law

Helping People with Disabilities Maintain a Quality of Life

Individuals with disabilities are likely to experience a growing number of care needs as they age, particularly those with disabilities that leave them unable to physically care for themselves or maintain their assets. Children with a disability are aging into adulthood, which creates special estate planning concerns.  As society ages, there is an increased focus on caring for the elderly with dementia and Alzheimer’s, which requires special estate planning. Let Sheri Tucker help you find the peace of mind that comes with knowing your loved one will be cared for in any situation. She works with individuals and families to provide knowledgeable service and compassionate advocacy with integrity. To discuss the best option for your situation, call now.

  • Medicaid Planning: Individuals with chronic illnesses and disabilities may qualify for medical and long-term care through Medicaid. Elderly parents may find that they need Medicaid to help pay for in-home care, or even memory care homes.  As the costs of nursing home care steadily increases, Seniors may not be financially prepared for higher prices. Tucker Legal Services will help you find out whether or not your loved one qualifies for benefits.
  • SSI/SSDI: Life events happen and a person may find that he or she needs SSI/SSDI. Sometimes a person may not understand what benefits are available.   The lack of understanding about disability determination may cause you to have a rejected application. Sometimes parents are unaware that a child with a disability may also qualify for benefits and have an ABLE Account.  Sheri is able to help parents with the childhood application for disability determination that may immediately benefit a child or be available at the age of 18. 
  • Blind Pension Benefits: A person who is determined to be legally blind requires special needs and qualifies for certain state benefits.  Sometimes a person unknowingly jeopardizes benefits or may not know what is needed to qualify. The firm is able to provide guidance, and help with an appropriate estate plan that takes the benefits into consideration.
  • Special Needs Planning: Conventional estate planning solutions can leave a beneficiary with a disability unable to qualify for state health care and long-term care programs. However, a special needs trust gives a quality of life to a beneficiary with a disability while providing safeguards to maintain government benefits.  A person with a disability who receives an inheritance or sustains a personal injury should consider putting the funds into a special needs trust to help pay for items not covered by government benefits. Sometimes family members do not know how to leave an inheritance to a person with a disability. The failure of proper planning may have lasting negative consequences. Tucker Legal Services provides the steps to help everyone understand proper gift-giving and bequests to a person with special needs.