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April 2018 Question of the Month: Divorcing Parent Asks About Special Needs Trust

April 2018 Question of the Month My spouse and I have filed for divorce. We have two children. One child is age 17 with special needs. Everyone keeps telling us that we need a special needs trust and guardianship for our child, but I don’t know what that means. I am also concerned that not [...]

Question of the Month: Can I save for my special needs child’s future? She has a disability and will need Medicaid and SSI when she is age 18.

This month’s question: "Can I save for my special needs child's future? She has a disability and will need Medicaid and SSI when she is age 18." Beth's answer: Yes, you can now save for your child's future without affecting Medicaid and SSI eligibility and without spending legal fees. As of September 2017, New York [...]

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