On the heels of the announcement of a 3.6 percent increase in Social Security benefits in 2012 comes news that Medicare's monthly premium will be much lower than expected next year -- and will actually drop for millions of beneficiaries.
A recent case from California illustrates what can happen when good intentions go awry and you rely on a generic estate plan to distribute funds to a relative with special needs.
In the first part of a two-part series, we explore initial steps for trustees to take when it comes time to terminate a special needs trust.
To help parents manage the long-term financial security of children with special needs, Massachusetts Mutual and Easter Seals have released a 10-point set of question-and-answer guidelines.
Five Massachusetts attorneys have written an uncomplicated, user-friendly guide for those charged with administering a special needs trust.
Members of the extended family and friends can also make gifts to a special needs trust once it has been set up.