February 16, 2019

The benefits of having a detailed power of attorney are numerous. Here is a post explaining how these documents can benefit you.

February 16, 2019

A special needs trust is designed to provide a person with a disability the funds to enhance her quality of life while at the same time allowing her to remain eligible for needs-based public benefits.  Government programs like Medicaid and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) provide essentials, such as medical care, food, clothing and shelter. Special needs trusts are intended to supplement, not replace, this kind of basic support. Such trusts pay for anything the trust document provides for, including comforts and luxuries that meager public assistance funds don't cover, hence the term “special needs.”

But what are these special needs? A special needs trust has been likened to a "parent's pocket" -- that is, it pays for the ki...

February 1, 2019

An introduction to ABLE Accounts - what they are and how they can be used to help improve the lives of people receiving means-tested benefits.

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At long last, HUD has published a letter confirming that ABLE Accounts (and money coming in and out of them) will not adversely affect eligibility for...

HUD Publishes Letter Regarding ABLE Accounts

May 4, 2019

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