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.