Rights and Responsiblites

Life Planning for Families of Special Needs

The special needs trust is a legal arrangement in which a person with a disability is protected from having his/her government benefits such as SSI and Medicaid taken away because he/she has too many assets.The trust is established and administered by someone else, and the person with a disability is the beneficiary of the trust and the only one who receives the benefits. The special needs trust allows family members to leave money to their loved one knowing that their loved one will be protected from losing his/her benefits.