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Special Needs Planning Newsletter

December 2023

Courtesy of
Belvedere Wealth Partners

SSI Recipients to Get Relief Following Landmark Settlement

For people with disabilities who have limited income, the pandemic also had a particularly devastating impact on their public benefits. Thanks to a recent landmark settlement following a class action lawsuit, these individuals may now begin to find some level of relief.


ABLE Accounts in 2024: Save Up to $18,000 Annually

Qualifying people with disabilities can accumulate savings in a tax-free ABLE account without risking their means-tested public benefits. In 2024, the annual limit on how much money one can deposit into these accounts will rise to $18,000 per year.


Study: Medicaid Critical for U.S. Adults With Down Syndrome

Researchers at Boston University have published a study comparing the enrollment patterns, costs, and usage of Medicaid enrollees who have Down syndrome with that of enrollees who have an intellectual disability and those with no developmental disabilities.


The Top 7 Reasons to Establish a Special Needs Trust

Special needs trusts (SNTs) can play an important role in helping families plan for children with special needs. Here are some of the most compelling reasons to speak with your attorney about establishing an SNT.


The opinions voiced in this article are for general information only and are not intended to provide specific advice or recommendations for any individual. To determine which strategies may be suitable for you, consult the appropriate qualified professional prior to making a decision. This information is not intended to be a substitute for specific individualized tax or legal advice. We suggest that you discuss your specific situation with a qualified tax or legal advisor.