Category Archives: Special Needs Trust

Can I/DD Transportation Challenges Be Resolved With Individual Car Ownership?

Independence is a major goal for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD). To support independent living, access to public and private transportation is critical.  It is a basic need.   However, transportation is one of the most frequently reported challenge in this population.  Community involvement, employment, and conducting commonplace errands require access to cars, public…

What a Special Needs Pooled Trust Does For You

The purpose of a special needs trust is to enhance or protect the quality of life of a person with a disability. Specifically, it does this by maximizing the resources available to them, without disqualifying him or her from eligibility for public benefits, including Supplementary Security Income (SSI) and Medicaid. When estate planning, rather than…