Mark Oakley's answer Try to find a lawyer in the jurisdiction where the estate is filed, for convenience. Most estate lawyers understand special needs trusts. You cannot solicit (and attorneys cannot solicit) business on this site per the site rules. You can, however, call lawyers who answer questions on this site, and discuss your case, or use the search function for locating a lawyer in your area to call. Then you can make arrangements to meet with and hire a lawyer.
Mark Oakley's answer She should not have any assets in her name or jointly with yours. You should establish a special needs trust to hold any assets you leave her in your will. That will protect the assets from disqualifying her from her benefits, while at the same time preserving the assets for her benefit and needs.
Ronald V. Miller Jr.'s answer It is hard to say why you lawyer did not appeal your case. It could be there were no appellate grounds to appeal or perhaps your retainers indicates an appeal was not included. The answer would be to ask your lawyer.
The fact that fraudulently denied disability payments -- while awful -- would not mean that every claim against them is viable. If your case was adjudicated on the merits of your case, what the did in other cases would not be relevant.
Robert Martin Louque Jr's answer You are going to have to pay it back. It's best to contact them and inform them of your parent's death and come up with a plan to back the amounts you spent you were not entitled to receive.
Camlinh Nguyen Rogers' answer Based on the given facts, the answer may be YES or NO. To properly give a legal advice the attorney has to make further facts investigation. Complete contact form at http://aba-us.com/contact/?lang=en to learn how we proceed with your case. Good luck.
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