Special Needs Planning

“You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.”Abraham Lincoln

Establishing a Special Needs Trust

Estate Planning and Guardianship Lawyers in Central Illinois

Are you responsible for caring for a disabled child or vulnerable adult? Huffman Law Offices, P.C., can help protect their assets in a way that they may still qualify for government disability programs.

We serve clients in Maryville, the East Metro area and Central Illinois, and also practice in Missouri. Contact our knowledgeable professionals to discuss a special needs trust and other considerations.

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Special Needs Planning

The federal government requires depletion of personal assets before qualifying for Medicaid funding for a group home, assisted living facility or nursing home. By placing that person’s assets in a special needs trust, you can assure his or her future care and still preserve Medicaid and Social Security eligibility.

If the family member is disabled because of an accident or injury and received a lump-sum judgment or structured settlement, we can likewise arrange for the proceeds to be placed in a special needs trust. This may require approval from the state; we can help keep those assets safe from spend-down requirements.

Estate planning and elder law attorneys Brian Huffman and Michelle Weber bring years of experience with trusts and asset management strategies to the firm. Elder care consultant Margaret Huffman can also help with choosing a facility that meets your disabled family member’s needs and planning ahead for a time when you cannot care for the person yourself.

Huffman Law Offices, P.C.
Toll Free: 866-842-3430
Local: 618-344-9330
Fax: 618-344-9903

Our Convenient Locations:

Maryville
2225 N. Center Street
Maryville, IL 62062

Shiloh
1161 Fortune Blvd, Suite 200
Shiloh , IL 62269