Posted by Kathy
Consulted with several firms regarding eldercare law and asset protection. Found Ben to be the most down to earth, extremely helpful and knowledgeable. Hired Ben and he went above and beyond in taking care of all of the details in establishing a trust and protecting assets of our family member.
Truly caring and professional !
Posted by Steve
Dad was admitted to the hospital early in the year and it was apparent he needed nursing home care I could not offer. After conversing with fellow co-workers of their similar experiences, I felt a lawyer specializing in elder-care and asset protection was a priority. Dad had assets, including part of our home that needed to be "spent down" or was Dad's total wipe of assets the only solution to Medicaid benefits, well, no.
During my consultation with Mr. Benjamin deForest, armed with Dad's assets, Benjamin offered solutions for protecting those monies and other assets, offered intimate knowledge of those processes, and offered comfort where comfort was needed. When I saw there was hope for payment of Dad's care while protecting a percentage of his assets, I hired Ben and we pushed through the challenges of the process. The crippling effect of the COVID-19 pandemic did affect the outcome, however, Dad is now covered by restricted Medicaid and should be covered by full Medicaid benefits by the end of next year. An estimated protection value of near 50% was achieved plus the added value of Medicaid benefits! If COVID-19 had not hit, the estimated protected value would have been near 57%!
Suffice it to say, Mr. Benjamin deForest's expertise in elder law and asset protection was indispensable during this period of confusion and instability!
Posted by Rae
Benjamin DeForest is an excellent attorney. He was able to obtain Medicaid for my loved one much sooner than expected. He was able to protect assets without spending significant monies on the nursing home first.
Posted by Catherine
After my brother could no longer safely live alone and needed extra assistance with daily living, we contacted Attorney Ben deForest. Ben had been recommended to us to help us with the process of applying for Medicaid. We had no idea where to begin. Ben graciously took us through the whole process, step by step, answering all our questions, and filing the necessary paperwork. Attorney deForest is very caring and understands how difficult it is for the family during this time. I would not hesitate to recommend Ben to anyone faced with these decisions.
Posted by Doris
Ben walked us through the steps for medicaid and my dad was approved on the first round
Posted by Nellie
My Mom, in a nursing home in Ohio, already on Medicaid, received an inheritance that was going to make her ineligible! The check was coming to me in one state, in Mom’s name and I didn’t have a POA and I didn’t know what to do. A reputable Elder lawyer that I knew, went on line & recommended Benjamin deForest! Ben, through phone calls and emails, was able to walk me through the process! A couple of unexpected problems occurred but nothing he couldn’t handle or explain to calm & educate me! Everything has gone as planned & he was able to save a portion of the inheritance in case Mom needs anything in the future. Ben handled Mom’s need to go back on Medicaid and I would highly recommend Benjamin deForest if you have elderly relatives in Ohio!
Posted by Judy
Ben got my husband approved for Medicaid in a very timely manner. He answered all of our questions so we could understand the process. His knowledge of the laws enables me to keep some of our hard earned money so that I might live comfortably.
Posted by Kris
About three years ago my Aunt gifted my husband and her other nephew money. She was elderly but in good heath and managed all of her affairs. Now forward to last fall and she becomes ill and now is in a nursing home. With no other family we took over handling her finances and it was at that time we knew we would need help in handling the transition to Medicaid. With an internet search found Attorney Ben de Forest. He was able to meet us and our Aunt at the nursing home and answered questions of what we could do and expect during the process. Ben was very competent and was able to get her approved for Medicaid without us having to pay back the gift. He was always available to answer questions and we were very happy with his service.
Posted by Mary
After my sister was admitted to long term care with multiple medical issues, it became evident that we needed help navigating the complexities of payment and subsequent application for Medicaid. I was relieved to learn that it was possible to preserve a portion of my sisters assets for her children.
BenDeForest was able to advise us on the law and created an irrevocable trust document.
I live in another state. Ben did the necessary legal paperwork and footwork while communicating with me as needed. We are very grateful and highly recommend Attorney DeForest to others in similar situations.
Posted by Joyce
I obtained Benjamin B. De Forest to represent me and my mom for Medicaid assistance. It was a hard journey with many bumps in the road and I really believe had I not hired Ben with this issue things would have went much differently. He did an amazing job, and I am so thankful for the positive outcome. Mom is in a place where she will get skilled nursing for her dementia. Ben treated us like people, not numbers. He kept me informed during the entire process. I live 3 hours away and he always kept me up to date on the situation. I am so glad I hired him for this difficult endeavor.