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Children with disabilities present a unique challenge for parents engaging in estate planning. You'll want to optimize your estate to enhance and enrich assets for your child while maintaining their enrollment in public benefits.
A good special needs plan involves many key players, including a guardian or supported decision-makers, a health care proxy, an executor, a trustee and possibly a trust protector. It’s a good idea to review these selections on a regular basis, because change is inevitable.
Because of their disability, a person receiving SSI may not have worked long enough (or at all) to qualify for SSDI benefits, but may begin receiving SSDI benefits if a parent retires, becomes disabled, or passes away.
By participating in the trial work period (TWP), you can preserve your SSDI benefits while you explore whether returning to work is right for you.
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