Planning for Families with

Disabled Children

 

A Special Needs Trust, also known as a Supplemental Needs Trust, if properly arranged, prevents a person with a disability from disqualification of public benefits such as Medicaid, Medicare, and Social Security Income, in the event the person is set to receive a sum of money through an inheritance, direct gift, personal injury settlement, or other disposition. A Special Needs Trust holds title to property for the benefit of the person who has a disability. This property held by the trust can be used to provide for the needs of the disabled person which are not otherwise covered by government assistance programs, such as dental expenses, vision impairment, transportation, education, insurance, rehabilitation, and maintenance.