How Do I Give a Financial Gift to a Loved One With Special Needs?

How Do I Give a Financial Gift to a Loved One With Special Needs?

There are some things you need to know before giving a financial gift to a loved one who has special needs. The end of the year is approaching and the holidays are about to be in full swing. With that comes a time of gift-giving for family members. These gifts can be...
3 Questions You Should Ask About Your Special Needs Plan

3 Questions You Should Ask About Your Special Needs Plan

When Should You Consider Updating the Key Players in Your Special Needs Plan? It’s a wonderful feeling to have completed and executed a plan for your child with special needs. But how often should you revisit the people you chose to be guardian, trustee, health...
Special Needs Trusts and ABLE Accounts: Why You Probably Need Both

Special Needs Trusts and ABLE Accounts: Why You Probably Need Both

There has been a lot of excitement over the development of ABLE accounts recently. While ABLE accounts can be helpful planning tools for people with disabilities, they are certainly not a replacement for Special Needs Trusts. We’ll briefly look at why that is...

Prepaid Debit Cards for SNT Beneficiaries

Prepaid Debit Cards Enable Special Needs Trust (SNT) Beneficiaries to Quickly and Independently Make Purchases   More and more, trustees of SNTs are relying on “administrator-managed prepaid debit cards” when disbursing funds to beneficiaries. True Link is a...

What Assets Are Counted When Applying for SSI?

First, What’s the Difference Between SSI and SSDI? Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is a federal program that helps people with disabilities and very low incomes pay for food, clothing, and shelter. SSI is often confused with Social Security Disability...

How to Earn Additional Income Without Losing SSI Income

The Social Security Act imposes a $2,000 asset limit on SSI beneficiaries, a figure that has remained frozen since 1989. For couples, the limit is $3,000. For 2018, the maximum monthly SSI benefit is $750, although many states provide a further supplement. However,...