- Presentation and defense of special needs trusts in social security supplemental income (SSI) or Medicaid applications
- Planning for social security supplemental disability income recipients’ and their families
- And more
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Why Choose Los Scales Law to Help Plan for Children with Special Needs?
SSI vs. SSD Distinction
Special Needs Trust
Beneficiary designations are not controlled by the terms of your Will, so these need to be updated separately. A special needs trust is one example of how proper planning can make a big difference for your loved ones down the road. A special needs trust is a trust set up to hold funds for the benefit of a person with disabilities. The money in the trust does not count towards the resource limit for SSI or Medicaid purposes. With a trust, the funds are completely protected from anything that might happen to your child. However, administering a special needs trust correctly requires a good understanding of government benefit laws and trust laws.
Each Trust option has a specific purpose and provides benefits tailored to the child’s needs. A qualified elder law/disability law attorney, such as Attorney Los or Attorney Scales can best advise you on what steps make most sense in a particular situation.