Beneficiaries of a special needs trust can still qualify for federal housing assistance programs like Section 8, but careful planning is required to avoid having benefits reduced or eliminated.
Special needs trusts (SNTs) can play an important role in helping families plan for children with special needs. Here are some of the most compelling reasons to speak with your attorney about establishing an SNT.
Most parents of children with special needs are well versed when it comes to their child's government benefits. What many parents don't often think about is the effect that their own estate plan can have on their child's benefits.
While creating a financial plan and establishing a specialized trust are central to preparing for your child's future, planners also advise families to write down their intentions and expectations in a special document.
Individuals with special needs who file a federal income tax return, even if they are not required to do so, may qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit, a special credit that has existed for the last 36 years to...
Here are some important points to consider before finalizing your child's settlement to ensure the child's well-being over a lifetime.
A recent New York case highlights the importance of planning in advance for a child with special needs, as well as of choosing the proper advocate for your child.