At O'Flaherty Law, our experienced Illinois special needs attorneys will help you and your loved ones create a custome special needs plan that allows you to retain assets while also ensuring that social security and other government benefits do not get interrupted. We give you peace of mind ensuring you and your loved one's well being 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 without reduction of benefits.
Illinois 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 are able to receive gifts, inheritances, and income without jeopardizing entitlement to government benefits.
In this article, our Illinois special needs attorneys discuss athe 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 as well as what is not allowed under the rules. Special Needs Trusts can be used for most types of payments except for groceries, shelter, utilities and mortgage payments, because these are the types of expenses that SSI is intended to cover.