Estate & Asset Protection Attorney, Victoria Collier encourages readers to take matters into their own hands to provide appropriate care for themselves and to protect the assets they already have in the face of economic and political uncertainty.
DECATUR, GA, March 4, 2019: Victoria L. Collier, founder of The Estate & Asset Protection Law Firm, has posted a new article on her law firm’s website entitled “Separation From Loved Ones And Earned Benefits Threatens Aging Population.” Ms. Collier talks about the recent government shutdown, and how other unforeseen circumstances can adversely affect the financial stability of those without a plan.
Collier writes, “We human beings are afraid of being separated from our good.” She adds, “Those things that give us comfort and nourishment, physically, emotionally and mentally are our family and friends, our jobs and finances, our health and well-being, which we often work with doctors and other professionals to help preserve.”
“Often those things we hold dear are threatened in political games,” says Collier. She continues elaborating, “Fighting over a wall prompted the partial government shutdown this time – a proposed wall meant to separate people from each other. And, in this recent shutdown, many people were separated from paychecks needed to feed themselves and their families.” She invites readers to, “Imagine the anxiety.” Then she adds, “Maybe you don’t have to imagine. Maybe you were directly affected.”
According to Collier, “Medicaid could be the next political football. The subject has been tossed around enough times to create anxiety among a growing elderly populace and the next generation that will be wanting the benefits they have been paying for.”
“No one can be certain if or when they may be separated from the care they currently receive or if the programs will even exist if and when needed for long-term care,” says Collier, adding, “It’s a frightening proposition and one that no one should be holding their breath and wait to be affected by.”
Collier points out, “With an ever-growing population that is living longer, some people are likely to outlive their children and potentially their financial resources. If you don’t outlive your children,” Collier writes, “your children could be in the same boat as you are and not be in a position to tend to your care. You may be looking to other relatives, grandchildren or great grandchildren who may be in the midst of their careers and families, saving for college and their own retirement.”
The entire article can be read at https://www.elderlawgeorgia.com/separation-from-loved-ones-and-earned-benefits-threatens-aging-population/
About Victoria Collier
Victoria L. Collier, CELA founded The Elder & Disability Law Firm of Victoria L. Collier, P.C. to serve the legal needs of seniors when their health care needs increase. Victoria is also Co-Founder of Collier Scott Financial Solutions, LLC. At both firms WE BELIEVE that people should not have to lose everything they’ve worked a lifetime to earn and that every person is an individual who deserves respect and the highest quality of life possible, regardless of age or ability.
Victoria enlisted in the U.S. Air Force during Desert Storm, 1989-1995, and also served in the U.S. Army Reserves, 1Lt. 2001-2004, JAG Corps. Victoria is a national expert on the VA Wartime Pension for veterans and their widows who need additional assistance with activities of daily living and helping them qualify for and receive tax-free income from the VA to pay for it. Victoria graduated from Valdosta State University with a B.A. in Psychology and then University of Nebraska, College of Law. In 2014, Victoria was awarded with the Alumni Master Award from the University of Nebraska.
Victoria is a Certified Elder Law Attorney through The National Elder Law Foundation and has been named as the only attorney in Georgia as “Fellow” of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA). Victoria was appointed by Governor Perdue to the Georgia Council on Aging, 2010 – 2016 and was awarded Dekalb County Veteran of the Year, 2013. She is the author of 47 Secret Veterans Benefits for Seniors; Paying for Long Term Care – Financial Help for Wartime Veterans: The VA Aid & Attendance Benefit. Victoria has co-authored several books: Blooper Episodes in Estate Planning, Don’t Go Broke in a Nursing Home, and Protect Your IRA: Avoid the 5 Common Mistakes. Most notably, Victoria co-authored the National Best Seller, The Road to Success, with Jack Canfield, author of Chicken Soup for the Soul series.
About The Estate & Asset Protection Law Firm
The Estate & Asset Protection Law Firm was established to serve the legal needs of retiring citizens. The Firm focuses its entire practice on providing strategies to protect independence, privacy, assets and taxes from the government. Victoria Collier has grown her law practice and financial services practice by providing excellent customer satisfaction with personalized wealth protection plans.