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Broadly, special needs trust funds can be used to pay for things like education, recreation, counseling, and medical treatment beyond the basic necessities of life.
Special needs trusts might cover, for example:
Some of these things may seem like “luxuries,” but the reason for a special needs trust is to allow the beneficiary to keep some funds for expenses that go beyond what is required just to survive.
Trustees and beneficiaries should be cautious of regularly using funds to pay for the following items without consulting a special needs attorney:
A special needs attorney can help a beneficiary or trustee determine if any of these payments are worthwhile and outweigh the drawbacks.
contact the seasoned, compassionate, and professional West Palm Beach trust and estates attorneys Shalloway & Shalloway at 561-686-6200.