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1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning and Public Benefits for Virginia on
Q: I believe a high pension no cash out makes me ineligible for Medicaid. My state no Miller trust to live at poverty

Level which is undesirable. Will or living trust? Any Help with elder orphan status in law firms trustee holder. Executor, financial poa esp if not a solo law office?

Richard Sternberg
Richard Sternberg
answered on Dec 25, 2022

It is difficult for me to understand your question as written, but, in any event, there is no way to analyze your situation in any usable manner without reviewing your finances, the trust, and your state's Medicaid law. There are often means to qualify for Medicaid using special needs trusts,... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Public Benefits and Landlord - Tenant for Virginia on
Q: Do I have the right to take security deposit interest back?

The lease agreement says in Your security deposit will be deposited and held in an interest bearing account in a federally insured banking institution. But the landlord said Virginia law was changed in 2014, removing the requirement that interest accrue on security deposits held by landlords unless... Read more »

F. Paul Maloof
F. Paul Maloof
answered on Aug 6, 2020

Since the law states :unless agreed to otherwise" and you reported that you agreed in the lease that the security deposit would be interest bearing, the landlord is bound by the terms of the lease and the law to accrue interest on your security deposit, however, you have no right to demand the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Insurance Defense, Landlord - Tenant, Public Benefits and Social Security for Virginia on
Q: Term life ins policy owner/beneficiary, effect me if I choose to rent subsidized apartment housing, State of Virginia.

I'm low income on SSD (not SSI), I can't afford market rent. I'm owner of & been paying on a Term Life $15,000 policy for 13 years on my ex & need the proceeds to pay off bills so I can maintain my regular monthly expenses. My concerns are that if I choose to rent subsidized... Read more »

F. Paul Maloof
F. Paul Maloof
answered on Jan 18, 2019

I regret that I do not handle insurance policy maters. Sorry.

1 Answer | Asked in Collections, Criminal Law, Personal Injury, Lemon Law, Public Benefits and Car Accidents for Virginia on
Q: Is it legal for a police officer to walk out on to a road and wave his hand over for me to pull over, without lights.

Is it legal for a police officer to walk on to a 4 lane road, point and wave at my car to pull over, without any flashing lights? A car behind me was honking for me to go faster. At the light, I sped up, and the car (NY license plate grey) was still right behind me, tailgating. I slowed down then... Read more »

Robert Jason De Groot
Robert Jason De Groot
answered on Aug 27, 2015

Hire a ticket lawyer for this matter.

1 Answer | Asked in Public Benefits for Virginia on
Q: Can my disability benefits be attached?
Jerry Lutkenhaus
Jerry Lutkenhaus
answered on Feb 19, 2012

SS benefits and SSI benefits are exempt from garnishment.

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