Why Should I Have a Special Needs Plan?

Parents and guardians of special needs children have much to worry about already.  That is why Tombs Maxwell LLP compassionately concerns itself with the well-being of your special needs child.

You Need to Plan Ahead

Planning for a time when you can no longer care for your special needs child is crucial to their standard of care. For example, if no planning took place and your child received an outright inheritance, it would likely make your child ineligible for means tested government benefits such as Supplemental Security Income (“SSI”) or Medicaid payments.

With proper planning you will be able to provide for your child in the manner you wish without disrupting the current or future eligibility of your special needs child.

Special Needs Planning is an Essential Part of Your Estate Plan

If you have a child with special need, your special needs plan needs to be incorporated into your estate plan. We handle special needs planning in the same manner as estate planning: we discuss your unique situation, present options with their advantages and disadvantages, and help you with your decision. Additionally, we take time to inform you about the documents we have prepared as well as provide pamphlets to insure you have the information necessary to make the best decision.

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