Margaret Wadsworth has been an attorney for 20 years. She operates the Wadsworth Law Firm located in Conway, SC. Her practice includes disability law, elder law, Medicaid eligibility planning, Aid and Attendance eligibility planning, Special Needs planning, estate planning, and veterans discharge upgrades. She serves clients up and down the Grand Strand and does house calls.
She holds a law degree from Northeastern University School of Law and a B.A. degree from the University of Massachusetts at Boston (summa cum laude). Wadsworth has been licensed to practice law in Massachusetts since 1994 and in South Carolina since 2013. She is a member of Elder Counsel, accredited with the VA to represent veterans, admitted to practice before the US Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims, is a Registered Representative with the Social Security Administration, and is a member of the National Organization of Veterans Advocates.
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In addition to the federal benefits available through the U.S.
After you have had a formal Physical Evaluation Board (PEB) hearing to decide if disability has made you unfit for duty (and eligible for separation or disability discharge), you can choose whether to accept or appeal the PEB decision about issues such as your fitness to serve, your disability rating, and the type of unfitness finding issued.
The effective date for disability compensation benefits is usually the date the VA received your application.
Many benefits are available to veterans through the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).
The federal government provides unemployment benefits for service members who are leaving the military and who are unable to obtain employment. These benefits are provided through the Unemployment Compensation for Ex-Service Members (UCX) program. While this is a federally funded program paid for by
Veterans may suffer from depression as a result of a disabling physical injury, an incident that occurred in service, or as a result of another mental condition.
Massachusetts offers a variety of benefits to veterans who are residents of the state. This is in addition to benefits available through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Veterans are provided with state educational benefits, employment supports, tax exemptions, and more. Welcome Home Bonuses
Find out about Massachusetts' state supplemental payments, plus how to appeal a denial of Social Security disability or SSI and whether you qualify for Medicaid.
The VA may pay all or part of the nursing home costs for disabled and elderly veterans.
Veterans are eligible to get help starting small businesses.