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Who Qualifies for a Special Needs Trust?

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A special needs trust can provide peace of mind for families caring for a loved one with a disability. For some people with a disability, a special needs trust is just one way their lives may be enhanced. A special needs trust works by maximizing the resources available to them. While it preserves eligibility for programs like Medicaid and Supplementary Security Income (SSI), it may also help pay for quality of life things that will make life better for the disabled person. Below we will take a look at who qualifies for a special needs trust, and how the process works.

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How do I Remain the Guardian for my Special Needs Child?

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If you’re the parent of a special needs child, you probably know that there are steps that need to be taken before your child turns 18 in order to retain legal guardianship. Those steps need to be taken through the Florida court system, which can be intimidating and confusing. Luckily, help is available by obtaining a special needs planning attorney at The Mattar Firm.

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What Can Special Needs Trusts Pay For?

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Special needs trusts are an irrevocable trust existing under the common law, which allows disabled beneficiaries, to keep enjoying the property held in the trust for his or her own benefit. Additionally, it allows beneficiaries to receive the government benefits that are essentially needs-based. An irrevocable trust has terms that cannot be modified, terminated, or amended without the grantor named as a beneficiary permit. These special needs trust provides the disabled with funds enhancing their quality of life as it also allows them to be eligible for government programs that are needs-based.

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Areas of Stress for Caregivers

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As a caregiver, you are subjected to emotional stress and strain physically. Reports show that caregivers show higher levels of stress than people who are none caregivers. The main role of caregivers is to help the elderly who are at times sick, or disabled. They are on call almost daily. Caregivers stretch and strain and sometimes lack enough time for them and their families.

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No Will and a Child with Special Needs

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A clinical term describing children and adults who require partial or full assistance to perform necessary daily activities, special needs children have been diagnosed with permanent and severe psychological, mental/cognitive and/or physically disabling conditions. Disorders considered as “special needs” range from Down Syndrome, blindness and attention-deficit disorder to cerebral palsy, dyslexia and autism.

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Trust Options for those with Disabilities in Marco Island

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Estate planning isn’t always as simple as making a will. For those who are parents of a disabled or special needs child, establishing a trust for the child is an essential part of their estate planning. There are many options for trust planning for Marco Island residents, but for an airtight legal document and thoughtful planning that takes your unique circumstances into consideration, choose The Mattar Firm.

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What are the Qualifications for Guardianship for a Bonita Springs Special Needs Individual

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When a court decides that a special needs individual needs someone to act as their legal representative, that individual is referred to as a ward of the state. The first order of business for the courts is to assign a guardian for the ward. In Bonita Springs, the courts like to act quickly in these cases to help protect the interests of the ward. That is why it is important for Bonita Springs families to understand the qualifications for being a guardian in the event that the family experiences an unexpected tragedy.

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Steps to Initiating Guardianship for an Adult With Special Needs

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Any person with special needs who is under the age of 18 automatically falls under the protection and guardianship of their parents. If the parents are no longer alive or unable to be suitable guardians, then the court will assign guardians that will look after the child. A guardian is responsible for making sure the child is taken care of, all paperwork for their condition is filled out and filed, and the child’s finances are taken care of.

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Trust Options for Those with Disabilities in Naples

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In Naples, Florida, there are families with special needs members who want to make sure those special needs loved ones are cared for their entire lives. The problem with leaving someone with special needs cash in a will is that being a beneficiary can damage that special needs person’s ability to get the public funding they need to survive. If family members want to do something to help out a loved one with special needs, then there are trusts you can put together that will allow benefits to be distributed without hurting the chances of getting public assistance.

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What are the Qualifications for Guardianship of a Port Charlotte Special Needs Individual

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The city of Port Charlotte is filled with good people from strong families who are always looking out for each other. Parents with a special needs child want to do everything they can to protect that child and help them to grow into adulthood. But when a child with special needs turns 18, the law considers them to be an adult capable of making their own decisions. If the family feels that the special needs person needs a guardian to make decisions for them, then they petition the court to assign a guardian. It is a serious matter and one the courts do not take lightly.

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