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If you or a loved one are receiving benefits based on a disability, our DuPage 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 special needs attorneys are experienced and can help you or a loved one plan for the future.

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

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105 Jackson Avenue, Ste. 4b Naperville, IL 60540

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Elmhurst

​110 E. Schiller Street, Ste. 220B ​Elmhurst, IL 60126

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Lake in the Hills

8411 Pyott Road, Ste. 107, ​Lake in the Hills, IL 60156

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Tinley Park

​16557 Oak Park Avenue, Ste. B, Tinley Park, IL 60477

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St. Charles

210 S Fifth St, Ste. 107B, St. Charles, IL 60174

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Kevin O'Flaherty oversees all legal matters and is actively involved in making sure every client's case, big or small, is handled with excellence and attention to detail. He is available to contact through phone and email and his rates are available upon request.

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DuPage County Special Needs Planning Explained

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DuPage County special needs attorney Kevin O'Flaherty explains the process of special needs planning in Illinois.

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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.

Read the full article by our DuPage County special needs attorneys explaining the special needs planning process in Illinois.

Can I Transfer My Home To My Special Needs Trust?

DuPage County Special Needs Planning Explained 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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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. 

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

Supplemental Needs Trusts Explained

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Our friendly DuPage 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 his or her government benefits. 

If you or a family member is receiving government benefits based on a disability, you are probably aware that there are limits to a number of assets you can own as well as to the amount of monthly income you can receive without reducing your benefits.  

However, this does not mean that you need to live below the poverty line in order to continue to receive government benefits.  A Special Needs Trust can allow you or your loved ones to maintain a decent standard of living without reducing your benefits.  

How Can a Special Needs Trust Help Me?

A Special Needs Trust is a legal entity separate from the disabled beneficiary, that can own property on behalf of the disabled beneficiary.  First, the disabled beneficiary or a loved one will work with our DuPage special needs lawyers to prepare and execute the trust.  While the trust will usually own a bank account into which it can deposit income and gifts intended for the beneficiary, Special Needs Trusts can also own vehicles and real estate.  Assets owned by your Special Needs Trust or deposited directly into the trust upon receipt do not count as assets or income for the purpose of most government benefit programs.  This means that the beneficiary of the trust can accumulate unlimited wealth, earn an income, or receive gifts and inheritances from family members without reducing his or her government benefits. 

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