June 2023

What You Need to Know About Applying for SSDI or SSI

The Social Security Administration pays disability benefits through the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program and the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program. Applying for disability benefits through the SSDI or SSI programs can be daunting. Here is a brief overview of how the application process works and what you can expect after you’ve applied. What Is Supplemental Security Income?

Responsibilities of a Special Needs Trust Trustee

For individuals with disabilities, an inheritance or settlement can jeopardize their government benefits, such as Medicaid and Supplemental Security Income (SSI). A special needs trust (SNT) can help the individual remain eligible for these benefits while ensuring they have additional financial support. What Is a Special Needs Trust? A special needs trust (SNT) is

What is a Trust and Do You Need One?

According to the 2023 Wills and Estate Planning Survey by Caring.com, only 34 percent of Americans have an estate plan. The primary reasons respondents gave for not participating in estate planning are: Procrastination Believing they need more assets Not knowing how to make an estate plan An estate plan is a comprehensive set of legal documents and