Special Needs PlanningAs the parent of a loved one with special needs, you must obtain the assistance your loved one requires now and plan for the day when you are no longer able to provide necessary care yourself.

At Cocheco Elder Law Associates, PLLC, we work with parents, family members, and caregivers to help manage the legal, financial, and medical issues involved in caring for people with special needs. We will work with you to gain a complete understanding of your priorities for the care of your loved one, help you obtain that care, and analyze your financial situation to determine the benefits available. Then we will design and implement a customized plan capable of meeting your loved one’s current and future needs.

Special Needs Trusts

Special needs trusts are often used to augment services not provided by government assistance programs like Medicaid and Supplemental Security Income (SSI), while at the same time preserving eligibility for these crucial programs.

A special needs trust can provide funds for entertainment, education, travel, transportation, advanced dental and medical care, and more. In essence, a special needs trust makes money available for services and activities that maximize your loved one’s quality of life.

You should be aware of the fact that if a special needs trust is improperly designed or administered, your loved one’s eligibility for assistance from Medicaid and SSI may be jeopardized. Our Dover special needs trust attorney has extensive experience in this complicated and highly specialized area of the law. We invite you to contact us to schedule a personal meeting to discuss your particular needs and goals.