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Category Archives: Special Needs Trusts

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How a Special Needs Trust Can Protect Your Personal Injury Settlement and Medicaid Eligibility

By Shalloway & Shalloway |

Pretty much every estate plan should include a basic set of documents, including a will, revocable living trust, power of attorney, and advance directives for healthcare. Each document should be individually prepared and custom-tailored to the needs of the individual and their family. For many, additional documents are needed for a complete estate plan,… Read More »

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What Are the Responsibilities of a Trustee of a Special Needs Trust?

By Shalloway & Shalloway |

A special needs trust can be an invaluable legal tool for parents of adults with special needs. A special needs trust allows a party to provide financial support to an individual with special needs without affecting the beneficiary’s eligibility for needs-based governmental programs such as Medicaid or Social Security benefits. Like other trusts, special… Read More »

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What Are the Advantages and Disadvantages of a Special Needs Trust?

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Special needs trusts (SNTs) can be extremely useful tools to provide supplemental income to an individual who needs special care but lacks the funds to pay for it. With proper utilization of an SNT, an individual can receive disbursements from the trust without affecting their eligibility for Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Medicaid, and other… Read More »

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Case Study: Medicaid Planning for Family with Special Needs Child

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Margaret and Sam have always taken care of their daughter, Elizabeth. She is 45, has never worked, and has never left home. She is “developmentally disabled” and receives SSI (Supplemental Security Income). They have always worried about who would take care of her after they die. Some years ago, Sam was diagnosed with dementia…. Read More »

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Could a Special Needs Trust Benefit You or a Loved One?

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West Palm Beach estate planning & elder law attorneys at Shalloway & Shalloway discuss whether a special needs trust could benefit you or a loved one.

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