Attorney Devina Mistry founded the Law Offices of Devina Mistry, PA in January 2016 serving South Florida. She started her firm fighting for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI/Title 2) and Supplemental Security Income Disability (SSI/Title 16) benefits for individuals under retirement age, including children, suffering from physical and/or mental impairments, which prevent an adult from working or which prevents a child from functioning at an age-appropriate level. Helping disabled individuals naturally led Mrs. Mistry down the path to researching how to help her clients pay for long-term care and planning for incapacity, end-of-life, and family care issues. As a result, Mrs. Mistry now operates a full-service Estate Planning & Elder Law Firm focusing on the lifetime needs of each client including Medicaid Planning with long-term care asset protection and restructuring. Many elderly individuals have a host of health issues requiring the need for nursing care, whether at home or at a facility. Medicaid has several programs to cover the costs of at-home health aide (HHA), Assisted Living Facility (ALF), or nursing home (ICP) care. However, many are above the Medicaid asset limits and do not know how they would be able to afford the high costs of having long-term care assistance. Elderly individuals would quickly deplete their assets attempting to pay the high costs of these types of long-term care options. Mrs. Mistry helps her clients to prepare long-term care asset protection and restructuring plans to apply for Medicaid Waiver/HCBS (HHA/ALF) or ICP programs. She focuses on 1st & 3rd party special needs trust, ladybird deeds, irrevocable Medicaid trusts, qualified income trusts, durable power of attorney, health care advanced directives, and other Elder Law planning tools to create personalized Estate Plans and Medicaid Plans to suit each client’s particular needs.
Attorney Mistry graduated from the Levin College of Law at the University of Florida in 2007 and graduated from the University of Miami College of Arts & Sciences with her Bachelors of Arts Degree with a Political Science major in 2003. She has been a Florida Licensed Attorney since 2008 and has been licensed to practice within the United States District Court Southern District of Florida since 2017. She started her career working as an Attorney-Advisor for the Social Security Administration Office of Hearing Operations. She an active member and graduate of Elder Law College. She is a member of the Academy of the Florida Elder Law Attorneys, National Organization of Social Security Claimants' Representatives, Florida Bar Elder Law Section, Florida Bar Real Property/Probate/Trust Section, and Caribbean Bar Association.
Prior to opening her own Law Firm, Attorney Mistry worked for the Social Security Administration as an Attorney-Advisor in the Miami Office of Hearings Operations preparing administrative law judges' SSDI and SSI decisions. Her service with Social Security gives her a unique advantage when defending SSDI and SSI claims before Social Security judges.