The Importance Of Special Needs Planning

Every parent worries about the health, maintenance and welfare of their children in the event of their own untimely demise. If you have a child with special needs who qualifies for Supplemental Security Income and/or Medicaid, or any other governmental benefit because of their disability, it is imperative that they remain eligible for these important programs.

What you may not realize is the negative impact an inheritance, proceeds from a lawsuit settlement or another source of income could have on benefits a disabled child may be receiving. There are however, many planning techniques, such as the utilization of a Supplemental Needs Trust (SNT) to ensure that your child maintain eligibility for Medicaid and SSI, while still enabling them to receive an inheritance to enhance his or her quality of life.

Strategic legal counsel can help you achieve these goals.

At The Law Offices of Valerie A. Shivers, our attorneys have assisted families with solutions in special needs planning for many years. We will work with you to create a personalized plan under New York law and ensure that your loved ones needs are protected.

Our special needs planning includes:

  • Medicaid planning and asset protection
  • Preparation of supplemental needs trusts and special needs trusts
  • Establishing Medicaid benefits for long-term care
  • Article 81 Guardianships
  • Article 17A Guardianships

The Law Offices Of Valerie A. Shivers Provides Trusted Guidance

Our firm can assist you throughout the process of establishing Medicaid benefits and help clarify the complexities of the program.

Our lawyers will listen to your individual situation, explain a variety of legal options and explain in detail the benefits of each solution. We will answer all of your questions in a manner that makes this complicated area of the law easier to understand.

For More Information, Contact The Law Offices Of Valerie A. Shivers

Our firm offers free consultations. Before you pay any fees, we provide you the opportunity to meet our attorneys and listen to your legal options. We have two convenient office locations in Garden City, Nassau County and Sayville, Suffolk County. Call 631-438-1965 or email us today to schedule your free consultation.