Our Chicago special needs attorneys have the experience and the knowledge to assist you and your loved ones to create a special needs plan tha will allow you to retain assets that also ensures government benefits like social security won't get interrupted. Our Chicago special needs lawyers will ensure you have peace of mind knowing your family is taken care of.
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Illinois special needs attorney Kevin O'Flaherty explains the process of special needs planning in Illinois.
In this article, our Illinois special needs attorneys discuss how Special Needs Trusts are used in planning for the care of individuals with special needs. Typically, if someone has a disability in Illinois, they are entitled to Supplemental Security Income if they have less than $2,000 in assets and earn under the maximum amount as described by SSI guidelines. With the help of our Illinois special needs attorneys, you can create a Special Needs Trust to ensure that your loved one with a disability can gain assets and income withoutreduction of benefits.
In this video, Chicago special needs attorney Kevin O'Flaherty discusses supplemental needs trusts and Illinois ABLE Act accounts and how they can be used to ensure that you or your loved one with a disability are able to receive gifts, inheritances, and income without jeopardizing entitlement to government benefits.
Adding a home to a special needs trust is additional benefit when calculating Supplemental Social Security Income. In this article, our Chicago special needs lawyers discuss these benefits as well as what Special Needs Trusts are allowed to pay for and what they can't under current rules. Special Needs Trusts cannot pay for the expenses that SSI typically covers including utilities, mortgage payments, and groceries.
In this video, Chicago special needs attorney Kevin O'Flaherty discusses the differences between a testamentary special needs trust and a stand-alone special needs trust as well as the pros and cons of each.
In this article, our Chicago special needs attorneys discuss the differences between stand-alone special needs trusts and testamentary special needs trusts and the benefits and disadvantages of each. We answer the questions:
Special needs trusts are a tool that can be utilized for persons with a disability and allows that person to collect asets and receive income without impacting government benefits.