Public Benefits Counseling


Guardians and supporters of disabled individuals with special needs have the added challenge of determining the availability of supports and services for their loved ones. Many of these supports and services are provided through benefit programs administered by our federal and state governments. Navigating these programs can be a daunting task. Additionally, these programs have strict eligibility rules with long wait times. Some threshold eligibility rules require the disabled individual to meet a legal definition of disability, whereas other rules focus on the amount of income and resources available to the disabled individual.

The income and resource rules concerning eligibility for public benefits such as Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Medicaid are particularly complex because they are the product of federal statute and administrative law. Guardians and supporters often find themselves in need of legal advice and counsel concerning how to assist family with eligibility for these programs, or creating a plan concerning excess income and resources that will allow their family member to maintain their eligibility for these programs.

Law Office of Adriane S. Grace, PLLC provides legal counseling and advising services to guardians and supporters of disabled individuals with special needs facing these issues. We assist guardians, supporters, and caregivers navigate complex federal statutes and regulatory rules and can help them develop a plan for eligibility under these rules.

This legal counseling and planning service is separate and apart from our Social Security appeals practice and is focused on clients who are guardians, supporters, or caregivers of disabled individuals with special needs.

The information provided on this page is for educational purposes only and is NOT legal advice. You should consult a Guardianship attorney if you have any questions about the information contained on this page or about your particular circumstances or those of someone you know.

Why Law Office of Adriane S. Grace, PLLC?

Personal and Attentive Legal Representation — Attorney Adriane S. Grace listens to her clients and personally advocates for them. She will take the time to understand your legal issues and create a plan of action that fulfills your goals.

If you are in the Frisco, Texas area and need an estate planning, probate, guardianship or social security attorney, contact Adriane S. Grace today for a consultation. She is available for legal consultations by telephone or video conference.

Adriane S. Grace accepts estate planning, probate, guardianship, and social security legal matters in Frisco, Plano, Prosper, Allen, McKinney, Celina, Denton, Carrollton, Little Elm, The Colony, Lewisville, Cross Roads, Aubrey, Pilot Point, Oak Point, Richardson, and Dallas.*

*The main office for Law Office of Adriane S. Grace, PLLC, is located in Frisco, Texas. All office locations are by appointment only.