Elder law is a legal practice area where secures elder rights especially financial freedom and autonomy through proper financial planning. Elder law makes up some categories such as Estate planning, disability, administration, guardianship, Medicaid and other long-term care issues, conservatorship, and commitment matters. Other categories are branches of these categories. They are age discrimination, health care planning and declarations, abuse and neglect, wills and estate planning, probate administration, tax and pension planning, Health Care issues. OAA (Older Americans Act) was signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson on July 14, 1965. As you grow older increased need for medical care, caregiving, and financial management, so developed the elder law. This program provides grant funding for combined services and other community-based services, between state and local agencies. Elderly Law was created to protect the interests of the elderly.
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