If you or a loved one are receiving benefits based on a disability, our DuPage County special needs attorneys will assist you in preparing a Supplemental Needs Trust to ensure you can earn an income, receive gifts and inheritances, and accumulate assets without putting your benefits at risk. Our DuPage County special needs attorneys are experienced and can help you or a loved one plan for the future.
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In this article, our DuPage County 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 DuPage County, they are entitled to Supplemental Security Income 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 DuPage County special needs attorneys and the creation of a Special Needs Trust, your loved ones can ensure you gain assets and income without reduction of benefits.
In this article, our DuPage County 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. 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.