If you have a family member living with special needs, you know firsthand how extremely rewarding, yet frustrating it can be to ensure they are receiving the constant care they need. Providing daily care due to a medical, emotional, or learning disability can be both emotionally and financially taxing on all parties involved.
In the long run, this can also cause a strain on the family when the primary caregiver is no longer able to ensure their needs are met, and the rest of the family is left unsure of what to do next. Even though this is a topic no one likes to talk about, it’s important to think ahead for the best interest of your family member with special needs.
In cases like these, we highly recommend putting a plan in place to make sure your disabled family member is properly taken care of even after you’re gone. This is why families with a disabled family member can vastly benefit from our services through Special Needs Planning.
Many families choose to undergo Special Needs Planning to avoid disruption of governmental benefits for your disabled love one, or to seek out these benefits in the first place. However, the process of receiving these benefits can be stressful and complex to navigate on your own, due to the current state of governmental issues tied to disability. One misstep could leave your loved one ineligible for the benefits they desperately need. The good news is that this is preventable by properly utilizing planning tools, including (but not limited to) Letter of intent, ABLE Accounts, Special Needs Trust, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Guardianship, and Medicaid.
As your legal representative and Special Needs Planner, our firm will help you navigate the ongoing planning process with the future needs of your family and disabled loved one at the top of mind. We will also anticipate your legal needs and work with you to secure both immediate and long-term care and financial support for your disabled love one, so you can stop worrying about what happens next.