The majority of people in the United States get their health insurance through their employer provided plans. Unfortunately, a high percentage of people with disabilities are not in a position to hold jobs, so this is not an option for them. Everyone needs health insurance, but it is especially important for these folks, so the void is a big deal. Fortunately, a safety net exists in the form of the Medicaid program. It is a need-based benefit, so you can potentially qualify if you have less … [Read more...] about Does Medicaid Seize Remaining Assets in a Special Needs Trust?
Special Needs Planning
There are some misconceptions about the government disability programs that carry similar sounding acronyms. In this post, we will explain the distinctions between SSDI and SSI. Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) When you earn income, you pay self-employment or payroll taxes that go toward future eligibility for government benefits for seniors. There is a retirement credit system that is utilized for standardization purposes. During the current calendar year, you get one credit for … [Read more...] about SSI vs. SSDI: Are There Any Differences?
There are pointed approaches that can be taken to address every type of inheritance planning challenge. With this in mind, when you are planning your estate, you should consider the life situation of every person on your inheritance list. A perfectly acceptable way to transfer assets to one person may not be appropriate for the next, and this definitely applies to an inheritance that you want to leave to a person with a disability. Need-Based Government Benefits Most Americans get insurance … [Read more...] about What Is a Supplemental Needs Trust?
It is important to be absolutely certain that you are providing for everyone that you love in the ideal manner when you plan your estate. This is why personalized attention is key, because if you make mistakes, your good intentions could ultimately yield negative results. With this in mind, we will look at the value of a third-party special needs trust in this blog post. Need-Based Government Benefits If you have someone with a disability in your family, you may want to make this loved one … [Read more...] about What Is a Third Party Special Needs Trust?
Your child undoubtedly brings joy and happiness to your family. Raising a child with special needs though can be challenging and costly. It may also feel as though you are the only parent facing the emotional and financial challenges that often come with parenting a child with special needs. You are not the only one though. Moreover, there are many resources that can help you, such as a special needs trust. A Westport special needs planning attorney at Nirenstein, Horowitz & Associates, P.C. … [Read more...] about What Can Be Purchased with a Special Needs Trust?
Parents of a child with special needs are going to have to take additional estate planning steps in most circumstances, and a Glastonbury special needs attorney can help. If you child has a disability, you want to ensure that your son or daughter is always going to be cared for – especially if the condition is a serious one that could prevent your child from living independently. You need to plan for what could happen to your son or daughter if something happens to you and you are no longer able … [Read more...] about 3 Steps Parents of a Special Needs Child Should Take
Estate planning is a personalized endeavor, and it should be viewed as such. The idea that you can simply slice up a pie through the terms of a last will is a shortsighted perspective. There are many different tools in the estate planning toolkit, and you should make the appropriate choices so that everyone that you love is being provided for in the best possible manner. Medicaid and Supplemental Security Income This dynamic is very apparent when it comes to providing for a family member with … [Read more...] about Can an Inheritance Disrupt Medicaid Eligibility?
There is a veritable alphabet soup used in the field of estate planning when it comes to acronyms. Some of these acronyms look very similar, and they may be used to represent programs and legal devices that accomplish similar aims, so there can be a lot of confusion. With this in mind, let’s look at the distinctions between SSDI and SSI. SSDI When you are working and paying taxes, one of the taxes that you pay is the FICA payroll tax. Some people scratch their heads when they see a significant … [Read more...] about SSI, SSDI, and Special Needs Planning
If it is done correctly, estate planning will involve careful consideration of the life situation of each inheritor. You should take a personalized approach and make sure that you are providing for each person that you love in the ideal manner. This is especially important if you have someone with a disability on your inheritance list. People with disabilities are clearly going to require health insurance. Most people get health insurance through their jobs, but a significant percentage of … [Read more...] about Preserve Benefit Eligibility With Special Needs Planning
People with special needs are often going to be unable to earn income on their own. There are a couple of different government programs that provide income for people who are in this position. One of them is Social Security Disability Insurance. When you work and you pay those pesky FICA or self-employment taxes, you are earning credits that will ultimately lead to eligibility for Social Security benefits. This program is for the most part in place to provide income for senior citizens, but it … [Read more...] about Is There a Source of Income for People With Special Needs?