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Successfully Navigating Medicaid And VA Benefits

If a loved one has reached the point that he or she must consider entering a nursing home or assisted care facility, many financial, logistical and legal questions must be answered. It can be a challenge to take care of their immediate care needs and retain family assets intended to be passed to future generations.

At Burnett & Griffin, PLLC, our lawyers, Mary Burnett and Cynthia Griffin, understand how confusing and stressful this transition can be for families. We offer counsel on the best methods for using trusts and other tools to preserve assets, such as farm property, while helping older adults qualify for benefits that can enhance their quality of life.

Medicaid Planning And Crisis Advisement

Medicaid forms ask many questions, and frequently the implications of what is being asked are not immediately apparent. Our firm can help you fill out your Medicaid application, but more importantly, we can guide you through the process of determining the right time to apply. If your family has an urgent need for benefits, but circumstances make it unlikely your application will be approved, we can also work with you to construct an effective crisis plan to meet your needs until your Medicaid eligibility status changes.

VA Benefits: Honoring Those Who Have Served

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs offers several benefit programs for military veterans. These benefits can be a valuable supplement to other sources of income for retired older adults. Cynthia is a VA-accredited attorney and can help you with applications for:

  • Base pensions
  • Homebound pensions
  • Aid and attendance pensions

We do not charge clients for preparing VA benefit applications. If your circumstances require a VA trust to preserve your assets, we can create one for a reasonable fee.

Let Us Help You Access The Support You Need

The attorneys at Burnett & Griffin, PLLC, care about your legal, financial, family and personal needs. We will provide you with a free initial consultation to assess your needs and work with you to apply for the benefits you deserve. Call our office in Elizabethtown at 270-506-0246 or email us. We serve Hardin County and surrounding areas in Kentucky.