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Special Needs Trusts

Special Needs Trusts

Provide protection and support

Special Needs Trusts are designed to supplement and enrich the lives of people with disabilities and special needs who receive government assistance, such as SSI for permanent disabilities and Medi-Cal for health care coverage.  It is designed to improve the beneficiary's quality of life without disqualifying him/her from the government programs.

The Special Needs Trust is designed to prevent isolation, abuse, and neglect of your loved one with special needs. Here are some examples of what the Special Needs Trust can do for the beneficiary of the trust:

  • Enhance lifestyle by providing additional services and items that make life for your loved one more enjoyable.

  • Preserve public benefits that provide for lifetime medical care and financial assistance.

  • Provide a team of advocates for long-term protection of your loved one.

  • Improve health care quality with health insurance coverage separate from traditional public benefits.

  • Enhance quality of life by providing funds for social and recreational activities.

  • Provide lifetime financial support and a safe living environment.

  • Help with job training and finding employment.

  • Preserve assets for other family members when the special needs beneficiary passes away.