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Supplemental Security Income and the Family Law Attorney

Using Creative Alimony, Child Support, and Property Settlements to Maximize Supplemental Security Income and Medicaid

By James R. Sheldon Jr. & Diana M. Straube

Family law attorneys must know basic Supplemental Security Income benefit rules to represent competently the interests of disabled clients who are expected to benefit from alimony, child support, or any other cash or property settlements resulting from a divorce or related action. When arranging such settlements, attorneys should consider creative resolutions in order to maximize the amount of benefits to which their clients may be entitled.

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