Elder law emerged as a legal discipline due to the increasing elderly population. It offers specialized treatment of the issues routinely faced by seniors, including disability benefits, medical care, long-term planning, asset protection planning, and management of medical expenses.
Estate planning sets your future. It involves the distribution of your assets after death but also provides for your health care preferences, delegation of decision making powers, and asset protection during your life.
If you are unable to work due to severe physical or mental conditions, you may be able to qualify for Social Security Disability Benefits. The Social Security Administration offers two programs that provide benefits based on disability.