Special Needs Planning

Little girl with special needs enjoy spending time with mother in nature

Special needs planning is important if you are the parent of a loved one with special needs, you are undoubtedly concerned about obtaining the assistance your loved one needs now and ensuring she or he will be well cared for when you are no longer able to provide adequate care yourself. We work with parents, family members, trustees, and caregivers to help manage the legal, personal, medical, and financial affairs of people with special needs. This involves gaining a thorough understanding of your priorities for the care of your loved one, helping you obtain that care, explaining all of the options available to you, and analyzing your financial situation to determine the specific benefits available for your loved one. Then we will design and implement a customized plan to meet your loved one’s needs today and in the future.

Special Needs Trusts

Special needs trusts can be used to create a fund to augment services not provided by government assistance programs like Medicaid and Supplemental Security Income (SSI), while at the same time maintaining eligibility for these vital programs. A special needs trust can include funds for travel, entertainment, education, wheelchair-accessible transportation, advanced dental and medical care, and more. In short, a special needs trust can make money available for services to maximize the quality of life of your loved one with special needs.

You should know that every government assistance program has its own set of rules. These rules can be extremely complicated. If a special needs trust is improperly designed or implemented, it can jeopardize your loved one’s eligibility for assistance from Medicaid and SSI. Our attorneys have extensive experience in this specialized area of the law. Contact us today to schedule a personal meeting with one of our Putnam, Connecticut special needs lawyers.

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We practice law in many Connecticut counties including Dayville, Hartford, New London, Tolland, Vernon and Windham. Let us help you develop a customized special needs plan that reflects your situation, goals and aspirations. To learn more about the many elements of our law practice and how we might help you, connect with us today by clicking here Contact Us to find the form on this website. Fill it out and send it in. Or just call us at 860.928.2429.