With medical costs rising and government benefits dwindling, it is more important than ever to have a comprehensive plan to protect the interests of your special needs loved one. At The Legacy Elder Law Center, we can show you a number of ways to get financial support now and design a plan to provide for the care of your special needs loved one when you are no longer able to serve as primary care giver.
Some of the goals we can help you accomplish include:
- Alleviate your concerns about protecting your loved one’s eligibility for SSI and other government benefits
- Maximize the amount of public and private resources available to assist you and your loved one
- Help you address the planning needs of other members of your family
To accomplish these goals, we will work closely with you to identify your greatest priorities and overall family objectives. In addition, we will analyze your financial situation to determine what benefits are available to you and devise the best strategies to maximize these benefits today and in the future.
Virginia Special Needs Trusts Attorneys
There are many kinds of special needs trusts. In general, however, they are used to maintain eligibility for means tested government assistance programs such as Medicaid and Supplemental Security Income (SSI). Special needs trusts can also create a fund capable of supplementing the services that are not provided by Medicaid and SSI.
While there are a wide range of Medicaid and other public assistance programs available, each of them has its own rules governing eligibility. In addition, the medical requirements of a special needs individual change over time, as does the financial situation of the family as a whole. All of this helps explain why you should seek counsel from an attorney with extensive experience in this complex area of the law. Contact our experienced Virginia special needs planning lawyers today to discuss your particular situation.