Public Benefits

Navigating public benefits is a complicated and confusing process. Am I eligible? Should I apply? Do I need legal assistance?

Advocating for your rights.

Public Benefits Process

At Loveland | Grace | Hurley, PLLC our mission is to educate our clients on how to navigate the public benefits process so they feel confident about their decision. Whether you are seeking assistance for yourself, or are a caregiver seeking assistance for a disabled family member, we can help.

Our firm’s Managing Partner Adriane S. Grace is a former appellate attorney for the U.S. Social Security Administration. She uses her extensive insider’s knowledge of Social Security rules, procedures, and policy to assist clients obtain Social Security benefits, and to advise caregivers who want to learn how to better navigate the process for securing Social Security, and related benefits, for a disabled family member.

Our Expertise

Representative Public Benefits Experience of Our Firm Attorneys*

  • Assistance with Social Security applications for Disability Insurance Benefits, Survivor Benefits, Widow(er) Benefits, and Disabled Adult Child Benefits
  • Assistance with appeals from negative Social Security determinations at all levels of the administrative agency appeals process including Request for Reconsideration, Hearing before an Administrative Law Judge, and Appeals Council review
  • Advice and assistance with creating Special/Supplemental Needs Trusts
  • Representation in judicial proceedings to modify trusts for beneficiaries needing to qualify or remain qualified for income and resource-tested public benefits such as SSI and Medicaid
  • Legal guidance on eligibility rules for Social Security disability programs and Medicaid waiver programs for the disabled

*At this time our Firm does not provide legal advice or assistance with Medicaid institutional long-term care planning or qualified income (“Miller”) trusts. Advice and assistance is limited to Social Security related programs and those Medicaid programs tied to Social Security disability benefit.

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