Special Needs Planning

New York & New Jersey Estate Planning Attorneys - Elder Law & Medicaid

Special needs planning focuses on using legal tools and strategies to provide for the special needs of your loved one with disabilities.

If you have a family member with special needs, you must plan your estate accordingly. Your loved one may be eligible for government benefits, such as Medicaid, that are provided on a needs basis. If, however, your loved one inherits assets, it may disqualify them from receiving those benefits, and may result in portion of the estate being lost to pay for necessary care. With proper planning, you can minimize that risk.