Care for Disabled Children and Adults
Special needs planning is important for those with a special needs child or dependent adult. It brings great peace of mind to know that your special needs child or adult will receive care even when you are no longer able to deliver it personally.
Makofsky Law Group, P.C., and its predecessor firms have more than a quarter of a century of experience in the practice of elder law. In addition to being lawyers, we are mothers, daughters, sisters, and wives, and we understand the importance of family in the client’s life.
Special Needs Trusts
A special needs trust (also called a supplemental needs trust) is one of the most important tools available for special needs planning. Special needs trusts can provide additional financial support for disabled persons receiving entitlement benefits, without making the disabled person ineligible for government benefits. We help clients create special needs trusts that meet the unique needs of disabled family members.
There are a number of government benefit programs designed to help support disabled individuals. We can help you identify available benefits and use our experience to help apply for these programs. You can learn more on our Medicaid applications page.
Making Medical and Financial Decisions
If your special needs child or adult is unable to make decisions regarding health care, financial or legal matters, someone will need to be designated to make decisions on their behalf. We can help you with this. If you have a child who was mentally or developmentally disabled before the age of 22, a 17A Guardianship will allow you to make decisions for that child.
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