If you have a family member or loved one who is disabled or unable to manage his or her own financial affairs, you may need to take specific legal action to ensure that your loved one remains eligible for Medicaid, Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and other government benefits, particularly if your loved one has significant assets. The most effective way to do that is typically through a special needs trust. To put such a trust in place, you want to work with a skilled, experienced and knowledgeable estate attorney.
At Timothy Rice Estate and Elder Law firm, in Voorhees, in Camden County, NJ, we have more than two decades of experience handling a wide range of issues related to estate planning, including the preparation of special needs trusts. We have extensive knowledge of the specific tools available to help you protect the assets of a loved one and maintain their eligibility for Medicaid, SSI benefits and other assistance. We’ll always provide prompt and accurate information, and are committed to treating you and your loved one with respect and compassion.