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Disability Planning

Disability Planning Lawyer in Cleveland, Ohio

Helping You Protect and Preserve Assets for the Future

Are you concerned about receiving disability benefits? Do you want to pass assets to a disabled child without compromising his or her eligibility for government assistance? With proper disability planning, you can help ensure that you receive and maintain the benefits you need, as well as protect and preserve assets for future generations.

Disability planning is about more than just receiving Medicaid or Social Security Disability. It involves organizing a variety of county, state, federal and other benefits for yourself, your spouse and your children. At Budish, Solomon, Steiner & Peck, LTD, we handle all aspects of disability planning from obtaining VA benefits and planning special needs trusts, to preserving assets from a personal injury settlement.

If you would like to discuss your legal options regarding disability planning, please contact our disability planning attorneys to schedule a consultation.

Understanding Disability Benefits

You should know all benefits that are available to you and understand their various purposes and structure. Once you possess this comprehensive insight, you can put together an effective disability plan for the future.

At Budish, Solomon, Steiner & Peck, LTD, we help clients understand the disability options available to them, the benefits of each option, and how to utilize them effectively. Some of these options include:

  • Medicaid
  • Social Security Disability (SSD) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  • VA benefits
  • Long-term care insurance
  • Reverse mortgages
  • Long-term or short-term disability plans from your work or private insurance

We will thoroughly review your specific needs and help you form a disability plan that works best for your specific situation. This often includes gifting assets or setting up trusts so that you qualify for these benefits.

We also will assist you with planning for any disabled children — such as setting up a special needs trust — so you can pass down assets without compromising their benefit eligibility. In addition, we can help structure assets won in a personal injury settlement so that you can continue to receive disability benefits.

Learn more about the community benefits available to you by visiting www.benefitscheckup.org.

Filing a Disability Benefits Application? Our Lawyers in Ohio Can Help.

Several of our lawyers and staff volunteer at the Ohio Benefits Bank, an organization that helps people prepare tax returns and benefit applications for free. In many other cases, we can help you understand what needs to be met when filing a disability benefits application as part of our planning services.

For more information on our firm and how we can assist with all your disability planning needs, contact our Ohio law office to schedule a consultation. From three locations, including Independence, Beachwood and Westlake, we represent clients throughout northeastern Ohio.

Our disability planning department is led by attorney Laurie Steiner, who is a Certified Elder Law Attorney by the National Elder Law Foundation (approved by the Commission on Specialization of the Supreme Court of Ohio).

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Bedford, Ohio

"Once again my sincere thanks for the thorough and efficient manner in which you've handled everything and given my parents complete peace of mind."

Concord, Ohio

"We cannot adequately thank you enough for your time, talents and expertise explaining what needs to be accomplished for our parents Medicaid applications. You were so thorough, so patient in listening to us whenever we began relating stories about family issues, and so knowledgeable. Thank you so very much for your competent direction."

Chagrin Falls Ohio

"We were greatly relieved as a family to have Laurie Steiner's guidance and great insight into elder care/family law as I moved my father and developmentally challenged sister to NE Ohio. With that brought layers of decisions from various factions of benefits/laws/governances. And during my father's final days she and her colleagues were amazingly astute and responsive as we considered all options should my father's condition linger. And more recently, an unusual, often misunderstood situation with my sister's Medicare Premium benefits when it was only Laurie that could bring any clarity to otherwise well-meaning staffs of people whose job it is to understand the complicated nuances the Medicare/Medicaid benefit system often presents."

Lyndhurst Ohio

"I and our family would like to thank you again for the kindness and professionalism you showed us during the last several months that were involved with taking care of my wife Again thank you very much and I would be more than happy to recommend your services to any interested party."

Strongsville, Ohio

"Laurie and Josephine deserve special recognition for their exceptional interest."

North Royalton, Ohio

"Jennifer Peck did an excellent job. Our whole experience was good and everyone was very helpful"

Mentor, Ohio

"Everyone was very friendly and made us feel at ease. It was our first time dealing with attorneys."

Seven Hills, Ohio

"Laurie Steiner explained everything excellently."

North Olmsted, Ohio

"Everyone has always acted extremely professional. Jennifer and Ann deserve special recognition because they both were understanding, kind, and very helpful to my wife and I."

Mayfield Hts., Ohio

"All Staff have been great!"

Mayfield Hts., Ohio

"Your staff was so helpful for me to understand it all. You made this all so easy for me-was a wonderful experience."

Akron, Ohio

"Thanks so much for all your expertise and patience."

Stow, Ohio

"Once again your firm has provided outstanding legal services, that I have come to expect and appreciate."

Solon, Ohio

"You've always been very responsive, kind and helpful, and all three are greatly appreciated."

Middleburg Hts., Ohio

"My sister and I have truly appreciated all your help and your firms help throughout this whole situation with our mom as everything was handled in a very professional manner."

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Phone: 216-245-0185
Toll free: 1-866-642-0932
Fax: 216-595-2787
Email: Contact Us

Commerce Park IV, Suite 450
23240 Chagrin Boulevard
Beachwood, OH 44122

6100 Oaktree Blvd.
Suite #200 - Park Centre 1
Independence, OH 44131

159 Crocker Park Boulevard
4th Floor
Westlake, Ohio 44145

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