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Special Needs Trusts

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Special Needs Trusts

Special needs trusts are important planning tools that allow parents of disabled children to plan for the future care of their child. By setting aside funds now, parents can ensure their son or daughter will continue to receive the medical care, education, and assistance they need after they themselves are no longer around to care for them. Allaire Elder Law Attorneys can explain how a special needs trust can be used to provide medical care and financial support for a disabled loved one while making sure your other heirs are taken care of as well. Our Special Needs Trust Attorney evaluates your financial situation and estate plan in order to bring both into agreement with the terms and conditions specified in a special needs trust.

For more information regarding what a special needs trust can be used for, and how it can ensure the future care of your child or loved one, contact Allaire Elder Law, LLC.

Once a special needs trust is established, it provides funds to be distributed by a trustee for the following kinds of things:

  • Medical exams
  • Rehabilitation therapy
  • Dental exams and expenses
  • Transportation needs
  • Care attendant or nurse
  • Food and basic necessities
  • Educational equipment like computers
  • Entertainment and vacations
  • Home needs including furniture and electronics

Special Needs Trusts and Government Benefits

Even if someone is eligible to receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits, Social Security, or Medicaid, certain needs or costs may not be covered. A special needs trust allows a disabled child or adult to continue to receive other government benefits while providing funds that protect their quality of life and continued support. Additionally, special needs financial planning is an effective tool for ensuring monies are used appropriately since the funds are not distributed directly to the trust’s beneficiary.

Navigating Murky Waters
The laws governing special needs trusts, Medicaid, and Social Security Disability benefits change frequently and can be very complicated. Our care planning lawyer possesses a comprehensive knowledge of the law and has the experience needed to guide you through what can be a rather involved process.

For more information regarding special needs trusts and the options available to you, contact our legal team now.

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