Waldoch & McConnaughhay, P.A., is pleased to announce that attorney Kandace E. Rudd has been accredited by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs to assist Veterans. The Veterans Administration accredits Veterans Services Organizations (VSO), Attorneys, and Claims agents to ensure Veterans and their families receive suitable representation during the preparation, presentation, and prosecution of a Veteran’s claim for VA benefits. Ms. Rudd assists clients seeking eligibility for VA Aid & Attendance or Housebound increased pension benefits, while also advising clients on current or future eligibility for additional State and Federal benefit programs such as Medicaid.
Waldoch and McConnaughhay is proud to sponsor We Wish You More on April 30, 2019. The event, at Goodwood Carriage House from 6-7:30 pm, is being held in honor of National Healthcare Decisions Day. It features Jason Rosenthal, the subject of the essay “You May Want to Marry My Husband,” written for the New York Times by his late wife Amy Krause Rosenthal.
Partner Jana McConnaughhay is recognized by CNN and the Tallahassee Democrat for her efforts to support federal workers during the shutdown.
Shutdown angels: From meals to free tax returns, how everyday people are helping workers affected by the shutdown
Government shutdown: Local lawyer raises money for struggling federal employees
Kandace Rudd, JD, MSW, will speak on Long-Term Care Planning on May 15, 2019, at the 2019 Regional Training Symposium hosted by the Northwest Florida Area Agency on Aging, Inc. and Advantage Aging Solutions. For further information on the symposium, which will be be held May 14-16 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Fort Walton Beach, Florida, call 1-866-531-8011.
Attorney Kandace Rudd will be speaking at TCC’s Gadsden Center as part of an ongoing Caregiver Education Series. The sessions are free and open to the public. Kandace’s session, “What is Elder Law?” is March 7, 2019, from 10-11 a.m. Waldoch and McConnaughhay is also sponsoring this ongoing series.
Further information available here: Caregiver Education Series Flyer 2 (002)
The VA has released a draft rule, published September 18, 2018. This rule would dramatically change eligibility criteria for the VA’s Aid and Attendance benefits. Transfers immediately prior to application for the benefit will no longer be possible if the rule passes. Asset limits will be clearer under the rule for those applying, with the non-exempt asset level set at $123,600. The applicant’s primary residence will continue to be exempt unless sold and not replaced within the same calendar year. This rule is not retroactive. Therefore transfers made prior to date of implementation (October 18, 2018) should not preclude eligibility.
Strike A Pose is bowling for a cause in Allegro’s 6th Annual bowling league with other organizations and businesses to support the Tallahassee Senior Center.
April 17, 2018 • 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. – Tallahassee Senior Center
Briefcase is a roundup of new hires, openings, achievements, appointments, awards and promotions in the business community
Capital City Bank announces Jana McConnaughhay as the newest member of its Leon County Community Board of Directors. McConnaughhay is board certified in Elder Law and is managing partner at Waldoch and McConnaughhay P.A. She received her B.A. in accounting, with honors, from Furman University and her J.D. from the Vanderbilt University School of Law.