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Special Needs Trusts Go Bag

What You Need When Preparing for the Future


A Special Needs Trust (SNT) can be a very powerful aid in managing care for a family member with a disability. It can provide supplemental items like therapies, respite care, entertainment, and education — all without interfering with the beneficiary’s Social Security Income (SSI), Medicaid or other government programs.

For most families, protecting a loved one’s eligibility for government benefits, while setting aside assets to supplement them, can make all the difference for future security. Remaining eligible for government programs can be important even for a child from a financially comfortable background. The prospect of funding an SNT can seem daunting, but it is an important step.

Please Note: Special Needs Trusts are just one of many options available for families seeking to plan for a loved one’s financial future. It is important to consult a professional that has experience in special needs law and financial planning. For some more information of ABLE Accounts visit our website HERE.


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