Special Needs Trusts Articles


Bill That Would Remove a Barrier to Creating Special Needs Trusts Proceeds in Senate

The Special Needs Trust Fairness Act, federal legislation that would allow people with disabilities to create their own special needs trusts instead of having to rely on others, has cleared a key Senate hurdle.

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How Trustees of Special Needs Trusts Are Compensated

Payment of trustees usually takes one of two forms -- either a flat fee based on a percentage of the trust's assets or an hourly rate -- and the method of compensation usually depends on who is serving as trustee.

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Budgeting for Trustee Success

The government prepares a budget.Businesses and families prepare budgets.A special needs trust should be no different.

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Housing Options for Adults with Special Needs

Most people with special needs, including those with very severe special needs, live in some type of community setting.  Here are some of the most popular housing options for adults with special needs.

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The Top Five Responsibilities of a Trustee of a Special Needs Trust

Trustees of special needs trusts have many important responsibilities, but these five likely rank at the top of any trustee's list.

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Qualified Disability Trusts Can Offer Tax Savings

Some special needs trusts may be eligible for considerable tax savings.Here's how.

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