Special Needs Trusts



Military Survivor Benefit Stories Sought

Support is building for new federal legislation, yet to be introduced, that would allow a military retiree to direct his Survivor Benefit Plan payments into a special needs trust for the benefit of his child with special needs, but your

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Child Support and Supplemental Security Income: A Primer

Because access to Supplemental Security Income (SSI) depends on a beneficiary's income and resources, even small increases in income can cause a reduction or loss of SSI benefits. Unfortunately, when an SSI beneficiary's parent is ordered to pay child support,

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Use Caution When Paying Family Caregivers

Trustees of special needs trusts are frequently approached by family members of trust beneficiaries who would like to be paid as caregivers for the beneficiaries.  While the Social Security Administration (SSA) currently does not explicitly prohibit payment of family caregivers

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