If you or a loved one are receiving disability benefits, our Winnebago County special needs attorneys will ensure you can earn an income, receive gifts and inheritances, and accumulate assets without putting your benefits at risk. By helping you establish a Supplemental Needs Trust, we can help you and/or your loved one plan for your future comfort and support.
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In this article, our Winnebago County special needs attorneys discuss how Special Needs Trusts are used in planning for the care of individuals with special needs.
Someone with a disability in Winnebago County is typically entitled to Supplemental Security Income (SSI) 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 Winnebago County special needs attorneys and the creation of a Special Needs Trust, your loved ones can ensure you gain assets and income without any reduction of benefits.
In this article, our Winnebago 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 (SSI).
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.