What Does an Elder Law Attorney Do?

Avoid Scams and Get the Most Out of Your Benefits

Navigating elder care can be a confusing and frightening experience, but with the elder law experts of Safe Harbor on your side, you can put your mind at ease. From changing rules to unscrupulous individuals looking to take advantage of desperate, struggling people, it helps to have an experienced, professional attorney on your side to make sure your rights are being respected and that you’re getting the best in your difficult situation.

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What You’ll Learn FROM THIS VIDEO

  • An Elder Law Attorney can help you maximize your MA benefits for end-of-life care.
  • Rules for benefits are often confusing, and can be applied differently from county to county.
  • Individuals often attempt to take advantage of people applying for benefits!


Margaret Barrett: If you are watching this video, then you or a loved one has a medical condition

that requires long-term care and you’re shocked at the cost.

I understand you’re worried and the whole thing is so overwhelming. My dad’s care was over ten thousand dollars per month before he passed away last year. We were worried not only about him continuing to get good care but there being enough money left for my mom. If you are in this situation I am going to give you three reasons why you really need an elder lawyer to help you get the government to pay for care.

First, the government rules for paying for long-term care are very complicated. No one understands these rules except an elder lawyer. They are very difficult to follow.

The second reason is those complicated rules, they’re not consistently applied. Counties apply them differently. Different workers apply them differently. And the counties change the interpretation of their rules on a fairly regular basis. This makes it impossible for the average person to follow.

The third reason is a few of the county workers are downright dishonest and they are cheating innocent people out of money that is theirs. On May 12 2020, a Ramsey County worker was

charged in court with theft by swindle. Yes, he told a woman who owned money for medical assistance for the county, “If you just give me the keys to the car, we’ll credit your account.” Nope, the account did not get credited. The car was found at his house in his yard with no

license plates and it was discovered because she did hire an attorney who checked in on it and made it right. We have seen people come out on the losing side many times when they didn’t have a legal advocate on their side helping them get the government to pay for care.

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Author Bio

Margaret Barrett is the Founder and Owner of Safe Harbor Estate Law, a Saint Paul, MN, estate planning law firm she founded in 2013. With almost 15 years of combined experience in litigation and Minnesota estate law, she is dedicated to representing clients in a wide range of estate law matters. Her practice areas include estate planning, asset protection, elder law, and more.

Margaret received her Juris Doctor from the William Mitchell College of Law and is a member of the Minnesota State Bar Association and the Ramsey County Bar Association.

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