Review the main federal government benefits programs for the disabled. These include Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Social Security Disability (SSD), Medicaid, Medicaid Waiver Programs, Medicare, Federally Assisted Housing through HUD, and Food Stamps. It will touch on what each type of benefit offers and their purpose, as well as also the requirements to qualify. This program will discuss Special Needs Trusts and when they are needed.
What you will learn:
Speaker: Christine A. Alsop, Elder & Disability Advocacy Firm, St. Louis
Note: This material qualifies for self-study credit only. Pursuant to Regulation 15.04.5, a lawyer may receive up to six hours of self-study credit in a reporting year. Self-study programs do not qualify for ethics, elimination of bias or Kansas credit.
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Christine A. Alsop, owner of The Elder and Disability Law Firm of Christine A. Alsop, LLC has extensive elder law experience as well as significant litigation and advocacy experience. She graduated from Valparaiso University School of Law, where she was honored for her outstanding work in trial advocacy. She has provided advice for both institutional and individual fiduciaries. She regularly represents fiduciaries and family members in contested probate, trust and guardianship matters as well as fiduciary litigation. She is also experienced in helping families with long term care issues, including Medicaid, Veteran’s Benefits, Estate Planning, Asset Protection and Special Needs Trusts. She is a member of both the Missouri and Illinois Bars and is also admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court. She is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and served as Chair of the Advocacy and Litigation Section of that organization. She has served as a member of the Board of Directors of the local chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and she is a member of the Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys. She is a member of Elder Care Matters Alliance, Elder Counsel and The Academy of Special Needs Planners. She has served as the Chair of the Elder Law Committee for the Missouri Bar. She has served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Mid-East Area Agency on Aging (MEAAA) and as the President of that organization. She has served on the Board of Directors for the Down Syndrome Association of Greater St. Louis (DSAGSL). She currently serves as President of the Board of the St. Louis Chapter of The American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA). Ms. Alsop also taught the Fall Semester of the Elder Law class at St. Louis University School of Law in St. Louis, Missouri along with another elder lawyer colleague. She has presented at numerous seminars for attorneys and other professionals regarding such topics as Medicaid, Capacity and Guardianship, Medicare Set-Asides, Veteran’s Benefits, Elder Abuse, Planning for People with Disabilities, Special Needs Trusts, and Estate Planning
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