World News Report: Relatives of people with special needs often worry about who will care for their
disabled loved ones when they are gone. One way that concerned family members can plan for their disabled relatives’ futures is by creating a Special Needs Trust. But, people need careful estate planning
to make sure that such trusts do not disqualify their loved ones from receiving public benefits, either at the time they establish the special needs trust or in the future should the trust beneficiary get money from another source.
Special Needs Trusts
A special needs trust is a flexible estate planning tool that can fund a broad array of things under the term “special needs,” including medical care and products as well as a variety of measures that enhance quality of life like adaptive equipment for communication, adapted vehicles, special education or
training and higher-expense nursing homes.