Disability Advocacy with Attorney Ashley Jacobson

Are you prepared for the possibility of a future that includes developing a disability?

In the elderly population between the ages of 65 and 74, approximately 20% of individuals have a disability. When you get to 75+, that more than doubles. By age 75, 49% of people have a disability.

There are ways to plan for this, however, and there are people who specialize in helping those who have a disability.

In this episode of The Chris Berry Show, I’ll talk about the kind of help you should look for if you have a disability, and attorney Ashley Jacobson will share how you can plan for a future that may include a disability.

In this episode, you’ll learn…

  • Chris’ positive focus for the week.
  • The 5 areas to consider for the second half of life.
  • The impact tax planning now can have later on in the future.
  • What kind of certifications you should look for in a lawyer if you have a disability.
  • Some common disabilities that people deal with as they age.
  • Why it’s so important to plan for long term disabilities.
  • The definition of a disability.
  • What constitutes a major life function.
  • What disability documents are, and why they are so important.
  • The most important things to remember when speaking with a person with a disability.
  • The hidden struggles of those with invisible disabilities.
  • Some simple, yet creative, ways to accommodate those who have a disability.

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