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In this article, our Lincoln Park special needs lawyers explain how Special Needs Trusts are used in planning for the care of individuals with special needs. If someone has a disability in Illinois, they are commonly 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.
Our Lincoln Park special needs attorneys will help you create a Special Needs Trust to ensure that your loved one with a disability can gain assets and income without reduction of benefits.
Adding a home to a special needs trust is additional benefit when calculating Supplemental Social Security Income. In this article, our Lincoln Park special needs attorneys outline these benefits as well as what Special Needs Trusts are allowed to pay for and what they can't under current guidelines.
Special Needs Trusts cannot pay for the expenses that SSI typically covers such as utilities, mortgage payments, and groceries.
In this article, our Lincoln Park special needs lawyers discuss the differences between stand-alone special needs trusts and testamentary special needs trusts and the pros and cons of each. We answer questions such as:
Special needs trusts are a tool that can be utilized for persons with a disability and allows that person to collect assets and receive income without impacting government benefits.