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Vulnerable Florida Residents Now Have Rights to Protection from Guardian Exploitation

By Shalloway & Shalloway |

In March of 2018, Florida Gov. Rick Scott signed bill number HB 1059 into law. This law, § 825.1035 of the Florida Statutes, provides for the right to file an injunction for the protection against exploitation of a vulnerable adult, and is intended to provide protection for those under the care of a guardian…. Read More »

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Income Trusts and Medicaid: Frequently Asked Questions

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Qualifying for Medicaid benefits as a Florida senior can have a huge impact on your ability to afford the long-term care that you, your spouse, or your parent needs in their later years. Many Floridians would simply be unable to pay for in-home or nursing home care without qualifying for Medicaid coverage. A common… Read More »

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What Qualities Do Contested Wills Often Share?

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If you’re in the process of drafting a will, you probably want to do all you can to ensure that the assets in your estate are distributed as quickly as possible to your chosen inheritors. One of the major obstacles to distributing the property contained in an estate is a legal challenge to the… Read More »

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Caregiver Funding Set to Expand to Pre-9/11 Veterans

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Earlier this year, the US Congress approved the VA Mission Act which, among other things, will expand the Veterans Affairs benefits available for caregivers of disabled veterans. Read on to learn about these benefits which are or will be available to Florida’s Veterans, and contact a VA-accredited West Palm Beach attorney for help getting… Read More »

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Governor Attempting to Change Rules on Applications for Medicaid in Florida

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Florida Governor Rick Scott has recently applied with the federal government for a change to the Florida Medicaid program. Read on to learn about the possible changes to the law, and speak with a Florida special needs and elder law attorney to learn more. Earlier this year, Gov. Rick Scott requested a change to… Read More »

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Veterans Affairs Now Offers Aid & Attendance Benefits for Traumatic Brain Injury Victims

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The Department of Veterans Affairs has recently announced that it will be providing regular Aid and Attendance benefits for a new class of injury beginning on June 7, 2018. Read on to learn more about the changed rule, and contact a knowledgeable VA-accredited Florida attorney for more information. VA Aid and Attendance benefits, also… Read More »

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Find Ways to Streamline Your Estate

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If you’ve ever dealt with property left behind by a loved one after their death, you may know how emotionally taxing a process it can be. Not only must you sift through belongings of someone you loved and lost and decide what to keep, sell, or donate, but when important papers are not easily… Read More »

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Federal Lawmakers Expand Protections for Veterans Aid & Attendance Benefit Recipients

By Shalloway & Shalloway |

With increasing frequency, recipients of federal benefits have been targeted by scam artists seeking to bilk them out of their modest and much-needed benefits. Federal lawmakers have taken notice and have recently passed a measure that seeks to protect some of the most vulnerable benefit recipients from this malicious pattern. The bill now awaits… Read More »

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Choosing a Florida Facility for a Loved One with Alzheimer’s or Dementia

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When your parent, spouse, or other loved one is suffering from the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, there comes a time when you may no longer be able to provide the care they need without professional help. When you’re searching for a residential care facility, you want to find one that can not… Read More »

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Social Security Payments Increase, but Recipients May Not See Benefit

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Social Security recipients typically receive a cost of living adjustment each year to the amount of their monthly check. For several years, that adjustment has been either very minor or nonexistent. However, the Social Security Administration announced that it would be providing a more-substantial 2% increase in 2018. Unfortunately, many Social Security beneficiaries have… Read More »

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