Downers Grove Special Needs Attorneys | Downers Grove Needs Lawyers Rockford, IL

Downers Grove Special Needs Attorneys | Downers Grove Needs Lawyers Rockford, IL

If you or a loved one are receiving benefits based on a disability, our Downers Grove special needs attorneys will ensure you can earn an income, receive gifts and inheritances, and accumulate assets without putting your benefits at risk. By helping you establish a Supplemental Needs Trust, we can help you and/or your loved one plan for your future comfort and support.

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The purpose of a free consultation is to determine whether our firm is a good fit for your legal needs. Although we often discuss expected results and costs, our attorneys do not give legal advice unless and until you choose to retain us. Although most consultations are complimentary, some may carry a charge depending on the type of matter and meeting location.

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O'Flaherty Law of Downers Grove

5002 Main St., Ste. 201, Downers Grove, IL 60515

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(630) 324-6666

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info@oflaherty-law.com

Hours: 9 am - 7 pm Monday - Friday 11 am - 3pm Saturday 11 am - 2 pm Sunday

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Downers Grove Special Needs Planning Explained

In this article, our Downers Grove special needs attorneys discuss how Special Needs Trusts are used in planning for the care of individuals with special needs.

Someone with a disability in Downers Grove is typically entitled to Supplemental Security Income (SSI) if they have less than $2,000 in assets and earns under the maximum amount as described by SSI guidelines. With the help of our Downers Grove special needs attorneys and the creation of a Special Needs Trust, your loved ones can ensure you gain assets and income without any reduction of benefits.

Read the full article by our Downers Grove special needs attorneys explaining the special needs planning process.

In this video, Downers Grove special needs attorney Kevin O'Flaherty explains the process of special needs planning in Downers Grove.

Can I Transfer My Home To My Special Needs Trust in Downers Grove?

In this article, our Downers Grove special needs attorneys discuss the process of adding a home to a Special Needs Trust and the benefits from not counting it as an asset when calculating Supplemental Security Income (SSI).

We explain the types of items that Special Needs Trust are allowed to pay for and what isn't allowed under the rules. SSI can be used to pay for groceries, shelter, utilities and mortgage payments, so in effect, money from a trust cannot be used for these. 

Read the full article by our Downers Grove special needs lawyers about transferring your home to your supplemental needs trust. 

For the following video, Downers Grove special needs attorney Kevin O'Flaherty explains how supplemental needs trusts and Illinois ABLE Act accounts can be used to ensure that you or your loved one with a disability is able to receive gifts, inheritances, and income without jeopardizing entitlement to government benefits.

First vs. Third Party Special Needs Trusts

Our friendly Downers Grove special needs attorneys can work with you and your family to establish a Supplemental Needs Trust, also known as a Special Needs Trust, to allow you or a disabled loved one to accumulate assets, own property, earn an income, and receive gifts and inheritances without reducing or jeopardizing their government benefits. 

In this article, we explain the primary differences between a First Party and Third Part Special Needs Trust. In short, while a first party trust is funded by assets owned by the beneficiary, a third party trust is created and funded by family members who leave property through their estate plan. We also explain factors you should consider under Illinois law for setting up a First Party or Third Party Special Needs Trust.

Read more from our Downers Grove special needs attorneys about First Party and Third Party Special Needs Trusts.

For the following video, Downers Grove special needs attorney Kevin O'Flaherty explains how supplemental needs trusts and Illinois ABLE Act accounts can be used to ensure that you or your loved one with a disability is able to receive gifts, inheritances, and income without jeopardizing entitlement to government benefits.

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