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Elder Law & Guardianship Law for Illinois Seniors

Hynds, Bzdill & King, LLC is highly experienced in providing planning and advice to clients dealing with issues relating to aging and disability. If you need help with Medicaid, a guardianship for a person who is no longer able to manage their own affairs, or any other age-related issue, please contact us for an appointment.

Medicaid Planning

Medicaid is a joint federal-state program that provides Medicaid assistance for long term care for those who are 65 or older, disabled or blind.  The qualifications for Medicaid benefits for long-term health care are subject to significant regulation.

     There have been several changes in recent years to the Medicaid program that have resulted in complex eligibility requirements for those in need of Medicaid benefits.  There are a myriad of rules involving look-back periods, income caps, transfer penalties and spousal asset exemptions.

     We can assist you with your Medicaid planning, including any available asset preservation strategies.  We can also assist with the application for Medicaid.

Special Needs Trusts

A Special Needs Trust can be used to help a person with a physical disability, mental disability, or a chronic illness.  Special Needs Trusts must conform to stringent requirements of Medicaid and other federal and state programs. They must be carefully worded to provide financial help for a disabled person while not affecting eligibility for Supplemental Security Income(SSI) benefits, housing assistance, medical assistance or other public assistance. Please contact us for more information.


A guardianship proceeding allows a court to give someone the authority to make decisions and manage the affairs of a person who, because of a disability, cannot manage his or her own affairs. The best advance planning is to avoid guardianship issues by having in place durable powers of attorney for property and health care that will give someone the authority to make decisions for a disabled person without having to petition a court. If there are no powers of attorney in place, an interested person can apply to the court for a guardian to be appointed. Guardianship proceedings may also be necessary to handle the affairs of minors.

Hynds, Bzdill & King, LLC has extensive experience in dealing with guardianship issues.  If you need an attorney to help you with a guardianship, please contact us for an appointment.

Last updated on 11/11/2022

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