Numerous people all over Pennsylvania and across the United States have loved ones with special needs who are unable to care for themselves. The reasons may vary, such as a child born with Down’s syndrome, a young adult who became incapacitated in an accident, or a senior with Alzheimer’s.
Special needs planning can secure the future of both you and your loved one with special needs. It is putting together a financial and legal strategy that utilizes all government benefits available and blends in your needs together with the needs of your loved one.
The attorneys at Nepa & McGraw will help utilize strategic planning tools that can best serve your loved one. Special needs planning takes into account your family member’s unique financial, legal, social, medical, and family issues, all the while ensuring that his or her governmental benefits such as Supplemental Security Income or Medicaid are not altered or put at risk.
For many families, the process of special needs planning entails defining a vision or goal for your loved one, providing resources for your loved one’s entire lifetime, and ensuring proper care-giving. It also requires discussing wills, guardianship, and trusts.
Special needs planning gives you peace of mind that, when you can no longer afford to be the primary caregiver of a family member, you did everything you possibly could to provide your loved one with a secure future.
If you have a family member with special needs and are considering creating a special needs plan call Nepa & McGraw today at (570) 282-7050 for a free and confidential consultation without obligation.