If you are a parent or guardian of a child with special needs, you cannot help but wonder what their future will look like. There are countless uncertainties to think about, from the child’s happiness to health and inclusivity in social connections.
Anxiety about the future is normal. However, you can plan for the future to alleviate this anxiety. Our attorneys can help you create a special needs plan to ensure the family member with special needs receives the financial support they require even in the event you pass or become incapacitated.
At Applegate & Dillman Elder Law, we understand your worries and concerns. We employ a unique approach to provide simple solutions to special needs planning. We can help you develop a comprehensive plan for your family member with special needs that focuses on fulfilling an abundant, happy life.
What Is the Purpose of Special Needs Planning?
Special needs planning is inherently important for all parents of children with disabilities as it allows them to make complex decisions. It gives you an opportunity to determine who will care and provide for your kids if you cannot, what money will be used to raise them, and what finances will support them as adults.
These choices become even more critical if the person with disabilities is receiving some form of government benefits. Typically, if this assistance is means-tested, granting money to someone with special needs could lead to a loss of benefits if the award is not structured correctly.
In addition, an individual with special needs may not be in a position to handle their money, regardless of the source of the finances. It helps to make provisions to protect the property. A special needs planning lawyer is aware of the challenges faced by parents of kids with special needs and can provide suggestions and advice on how to plan the child’s care.
What Are the Benefits of Special Needs Planning?
- It gives you peace of mind.
- It allows you to secure your child’s future.
- It helps protect the eligibility of government-sponsored benefits.
- Financial security helps elders maintain their independence and dignity.
Why Should You Hire a Special Needs Planning Attorney?
A special needs planning attorney is familiar with the laws and requirements of special needs plans and can guide and help you create something that works for your loved ones.
Why Choose Applegate & Dillman Elder Law?
At Applegate & Dillman Elder Law, we use a holistic approach to help clients with all aspects of special needs planning to ensure their loved ones receive the best possible financial coverage now and in the future. Need help? Contact us today and let our special needs planning attorneys help you create a comprehensive, tailor-made plan.