This session focuses on integrating federal benefits planning into your LGBTQ estate/life planning/elder law or family law consultations. In response to LGBTQ advocacy on same sex marriage, family formation, and gender identity issues, five federal agencies (Social Security Administration, Center for Medicaid and Medicare Services, Office of Personnel Management, Defense Department, and the Veterans Administration) have issued rulings and operational guidelines to benefit us and our families. This review of LGBTQ federal benefits developments will prepare you to advise existing clients and attract new clients who need to understand how they and their families can access benefits. Even if you practice in areas of law other than estate/life/elder planning or family law, this presentation will help you personally, your friends, and your family members access federal safety net support.
Speakers: Cynthia L. Barrett (Cynthia L. Barrett P.C.); Joan Burda (Joan M. Burda Attorney at Law); Carrington "Rusty" Mead (Carrington Madison Mead, Esq.); Krisztina Szabo (Whitman-Walker Health)
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