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What is the Federal Tort Claims Act and How Does it Relate to My Veterans’ Benefits?

By Shea A. Fugate, P.A. |

The Federal Tort Claims Act, or the FTCA, allows someone to bring a lawsuit against the government and the Department of Veterans Affairs if they were injured or died to the actions of a VA employee. This can be a very complex process. When you hire an Orlando veterans’ disability attorney, you have someone… Read More »

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What are Signs of Nursing Home Neglect in Orlando

By Shea A. Fugate, P.A. |

Nursing home abuse and neglect are two problems plaguing nursing homes all across the country, including here in Orlando. Some people assume that abuse and neglect are the same thing, but they do have some notable differences. Nursing home neglect is a type of elder abuse. Nursing home abuse involves direct harm to the… Read More »

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Frequently Asked Questions about Veterans’ Disability Benefits in Orlando

By Shea A. Fugate, P.A. |

As a veteran, you are likely already aware of how difficult it can be to obtain VA benefits. What happens if you are disabled? Does the VA offer any disability benefits? Getting approved for veterans’ disability benefits can be challenging, which is why you need the expertise of an Orlando veterans’ disability benefits attorney…. Read More »

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What to Expect at Your Orlando Elder Law Consultation

By Shea A. Fugate, P.A. |

You’ve decided it’s time to meet with a Florida elder law attorney, but you may feel slightly intimidated about your first meeting. The best thing you can do is be prepared. You don’t want to waste the time you have by realizing later that you could have asked better questions or brought the right… Read More »

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Tips for Nursing Home Planning in Orlando

By Shea A. Fugate, P.A. |

When planning for your loved ones’ futures, it’s important to not only prepare an estate plan but also to plan ahead for possible incapacitation and nursing home care. You don’t necessarily even have to be older to need nursing home care. What if you are involved in a catastrophic accident or come down with… Read More »

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Who is Eligible for Veterans’ Disability Benefits in Orlando?

By Shea A. Fugate, P.A. |

If you are a veteran, you are likely already familiar with the challenges of getting VA benefits. Even getting the right information is harder when you are injured or suffered an illness that was caused by your military service or was made worse by it. This is when you need a skilled Orlando veterans’… Read More »

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Does Florida Allow for a Pet Trust?

By Shea A. Fugate, P.A. |

When you are working on your estate plan and are ensuring that your entire family is taken care of, you don’t want to forget your beloved pets too. Many people have fur babies, and it’s understandable that you want to ensure they are well taken care of in the event something happens to you…. Read More »

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How to Apply for a Social Security Disability Claim in Florida?

By Shea A. Fugate, P.A. |

In the event you become disabled and are unable to work, you might be entitled to disability benefits. These benefits could include medical insurance and monthly income payments from Social Security. There is no guarantee that your benefits will be approved, but you won’t know unless you complete the application process. It may be… Read More »

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Orlando Medicaid Planning Tools to Consider

By Shea A. Fugate, P.A. |

Medicaid is designed in such a way that people who need it can still qualify for assistance with nursing home care, while still retaining access to some assets. Medicaid counts some assets in determining whether or not someone qualifies, which is why it’s important to plan ahead. Failure to do so could result in… Read More »

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What are the Criteria for Social Security Disability Benefits in Orlando?

By Shea A. Fugate, P.A. |

Getting approved for Social Security disability (SSD) benefits can be challenging. Most applications that are submitted wind up rejected, primarily due to medical reasons or because of issues related to the applicant’s work history. This is why it’s so important to thoroughly review the documentation and evidence you are providing with your application. This… Read More »

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