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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Most veterans who served on active duty are eligible for VA health care, but priority for benefits depends on disability and other factors.
If the VA finds you aren't competent to manage money, it can appoint a fiduciary to receive your checks for you.
The North Carolina Department of Veterans Affairs offers a variety of benefits to resident veterans.
The UCX governs unemployment benefits for veterans, but your state will process your claim.
Many benefits are available to veterans through the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).
Disability compensation benefits are available to veterans who suffer from a disease or injury that was caused or worsened by their military service.
If you have PTSD that was caused or got worse by your time in service, you can get a VA disability rating.
Combat-related special compensation (CRSC) is a monthly benefit for eligible retired veterans with service-connected, combat-related disabilities.
The effective date for disability compensation benefits is usually the date the VA received your application.
If you applied for veterans disability compensation benefits and the VA sent you a letter denying you benefits, you have the right to appeal the decision.