Special Needs Trusts & Supplemental Needs Trusts

Planning for disabled individuals involves a number of complex issues where trusts can be helpful. For most disabled individuals, maintaining eligibility for Medicaid is very important. A Special Needs Trust can be used to hold a disabled individuals own assets while allowing them to maintain eligibility for Medicaid. A Supplemental Needs Trust can be used where the disabled individual is likely to inherit money that would otherwise make them ineligible for Medicaid.