Our Naperville special needs attorney are knowledgeable, cost-effective, and friendly. If you or your loved ones are receiving disability benefits, our Naperville attorneys can help you in preparing a supplemental needs trust. This will allow you to accumulate assets, earn an income and receive inheritances and gifts without affecting your benefits.
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Our Naperville special needs attorneys are happy to work with you and your family to create a Supplemental Needs trust, commonly known as a Special Needs Trust. It will permit your disabled loved one to gain assets, own property, earn an income or receive inheritances and gifts without affecting his or her government benefits.
There are limits to the number of assets you can own and the amount of monthly income you can receive before it affects or reduces your benefits. This does not mean that you need to live in poverty to be allowed to receive government benefits. You can or your loved one can maintain a good standard of living without reducing benefits by establishing a Special Needs Trust.
In this article, our Naperville 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. There are certain types of items that Special Needs Trust are allowed to pay for and things that aren't allowed under the rules, which are covered in this article. SSI can be used to pay for groceries, shelter, utilities and mortgage payments, so in effect, money from a trust can't be used for these.