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Planning for Special Needs in Northwest Arkansas

Help the special people in your life maintain and get the benefits they deserve by planning ahead.

People with special needs need extra special planning, care, and consideration.

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Protect Your Family

Protect your special people with the planning and care they deserve.

Special needs planning protects

Protect Their Benefits

Without proper planning, your child could lose their eligibility for SSI or Medicaid if they were to inherit a lump sum of money.

Special needs planning protects them and their benefits

Protect Them

Make sure financial predators don’t prey on their money.  Get your loved ones the protection they need.

Challenges

  • Leaving money for the benefit of the child without causing the child to lose important, means tested public benefits
  • Making sure the funds are well managed for them and their benefit
  • Keeping siblings from facing the burden of care
  • Fairness of distribution between your children
  • Make sure there is enough money to meet your disabled child’s needs
  • Avoid paying it all back to Medicaid
  • Disinheriting your loved one isn’t always the right answers.

Trusts

A Special Needs Trust is used to hold money for your children without that money counting as an asset for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or Medicaid. You can have the money in the trust used to pay for services that are not covered by government programs, insurance, or for extras that improve their quality of life like electronics, transportation, tickets, hobbies, and more.

A Supplemental Needs Trust can be the beneficiary of your life insurance policy or your entire estate. Anybody, not just you, can contribute to the special needs trust. And, there isn’t a Medicaid payback in these trusts. The money can be passed on as you want, not as the Government dictates with certain kinds of special needs planning.

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DeWitt Law Firm’s Process

Listen

We listen to you and identify what matters most to you – wants, goals, worries, and concerns

Explain

We explain, in plain English, what is involved and what your options are

Advise

We discuss the legal issues involved and advise you on the consequences of each option

Prescribe

After we Listen, Explain, and Advise, only then will we Prescribe a solution for your peace of mind.

How Can We Help You?

Special Needs Planning and Lawyer for Bella Vista, Bentonville, Rogers, Springdale, Fayetteville and All of Northwest Arkansas