At a pro bono or at a reduced fee? I am a 54 year old caregiver (unpaid) for my 62 year old husband who was diagnosed with Young-onset Alzheimer's in 2008. Our assets have been depleted, as he was fired from his job when he began showing signs of the disease. We live in Las Vegas, NV, where there is no protection for workers.
I am visually impaired, and in desperate need of eye surgery. I had surgery on my right eye, then my Medicaid was cancelled before I could have surgery on my left eye. (We are slightly over the income limit for Medicaid.) This has left us in an extremely difficult position, as we have no family nearby to help us.
I have spent countless hours trying to find an attorney to either set up an irrevocable trust, or petition the court for a division of assets, so that I qualify for Medicaid in order to take care of my own health issues, and take care of my husband. However, despite the recognition Young-onset Alzheimer's (and the effect on the caregiver(s) and family) has received recently, I cannot find anyone to help us.
I found a competent and knowledgeable attorney willing to set up a guardianship and petition the court for a division of assets; but her fee is $2,500. It might as well be $25 million, as we survive solely on my husband's SSDI and have depleted our assets in order to survive.
As far as the Affordable Care Act (which everyone I've spoken with seems to think will help) - I can only afford the Bronze level insurance. While I qualify for a monthly subsidy (which reduces my payments to $15/mo), the deductible is $6,200, so I basically do not have insurance. This means the government sends the insurance company $350 per month, and I still live w/o health insurance coverage.
Any assistance you can provide will be greatly appreciated.