Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services (SMRLS)
1567 McMillan St, Ste 6, Worthington, MN, 56187-2801
Lawyer that has experience with elder law issues, including:
* Helping families plan for incapacity and long-term care
* Health insurance coverage
* Health care decision making
* Estate planning
* Living Wills
* Advance Medical Directives (Living Will)
* Power of Attorney (POA)
Legal representation for older adults for cases, including:
* Benefits - food stamps, Medical Assistance, Social Security Disability, Personal Care Assistance
* Housing - eviction, subsidized housing, reasonable accommodation of disabilities
* Elder abuse
* Nursing home payment, conditions and discharge
* Health care directives
* Debt collection or garnishment
* Utility shut-offs
Due to the current COVID-19 emergency, services are changing rapidly.
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- Free / no cost to eligible clients
People age 60 years or older who have a problem with Social Security, Medical Assistance, nursing home or other matters
There is no fee for this service.
Cottonwood, Jackson, Murray, Nobles, Pipestone, Redwood and Rock counties
|Toll Free||(888) 575-2954|
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FT-2450Elder Law Definition
Programs that provide information and guidance for individuals who need assistance in the area of law which relates to the rights and needs of older adults, especially in the areas of age discrimination, consumer fraud, estate planning and management, living trusts, trust administration, probate, property law, retirement planning, pension benefits, Social Security benefits, Medicaid and Medicare, disability planning, long-term care alternatives, health care decisions, elder abuse, guardianships and conservatorships.
FT-2700Estate Planning Assistance Definition
Programs that offer a review of options and assistance to people who want to provide for the administration and/or protection of their assets during their lifetime, develop a plan for managing their finances in the event of a disabling illness, prepare binding instructions for the health care they wish to receive or avoid should they become terminally ill, make arrangements for the disposition of their assets with a minimum amount of taxation upon their death and provide for the administration of their estate should their spouse or other beneficiaries be incapable of managing their affairs. Estate planning provides an opportunity for individuals to make their wishes known and to name the person(s) who will be responsible for carrying out those directives. Tools available during the estate planning process include a Last Will and Testament, durable power of attorney for health care, durable financial power of attorney and a directive to physicians such as a living will, natural death directive or other state-recognized document. A revocable living trust may also be appropriate in some circumstances.
YL-3300.4500Low Income Definition
Individuals or families whose annual income is between 150 and 200% of poverty level for their family size.