Special Needs Trusts in Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland and Washington, D.C. Area
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A special needs trust is a sophisticated tool for protecting access to public benefits for persons with disabilities while providing them with the financial resources to improve their quality of life. McAndrews Law Offices was founded in 1983 to deliver comprehensive, effective representation to persons with disabilities and their families in planning for their future.
Review our special needs trusts FAQs and articles written by our knowledgeable legal team to learn more about this vital instrument. Our experienced lawyers can assist you in creating a special needs trust and advise you about administering the trust without risking entitlement to Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Medical Assistance (MA)/Medicaid and other federal and state benefits.
Self-funded trust for personal injury settlements, an unanticipated inheritance or other assets of the person with disabilities
If you have suffered a debilitating injury, you should consider a self-funded special needs trust as a way of preserving your eligibility for government programs after you recover damages in your personal injury lawsuit. It’s important to act before you recover compensation so you don’t risk your entitlements. Our personal injury attorneys establish a self-funded trust and arrange for your monetary award to fund your special needs trust as part of your settlement. The same principles apply for other circumstances where assets of a person with disabilities — such as an unanticipated inheritance, a Social Security back-payment or other assets — may disqualify the person for public benefits.
Third party trust for estate planning
Even a modest inheritance can jeopardize eligibility for SSI, MA/Medicaid and other payments to individuals with disabilities. Our estate planning lawyers assist you in developing a third party trust that protects your loved one and your family’s resources. Your loved one can continue to receive vital government benefits while enjoying the financial security that you have worked so hard to provide.
Learn more about special needs trusts from our Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland and Washington, D.C. area estate planning attorneys
Consult PA, DE, MD, and Washington, D.C. area special education, estate planning and disability lawyers at McAndrews Law Offices at 610.648.9300 or contact us online to schedule an appointment.