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Consider a Health Care Proxy or Power of Attorney for your adult child with a disability

If your child with a disability is an adult and has capacity, her or she should sign a Health Care Proxy and a Power of Attorney

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Power_or_Attorney_and_Healthcare_ProxyDon’t automatically assume that your adult child with a disability may not sign a POA or a HCP.  These are two instruments which allow members of your child’s circle of support to assist him or her to make important financial and health care decisions.  If the nature of your adult child’s disability is not related to cognitive functioning, he or she should be considered “competent” and capable of signing these two most important documents. 

Establish an ABLE Account for your child

Read about a new savings vehicle for persons with a disability soon to be available in New York

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ABLE_accountsIt is difficult for your child with a disability to accumulate resources for future discretionary spending or to purchase a “big ticket” item.  Your child is limited to meager savings if he or she is means tested government benefits.  Recognizing this difficulty, Federal Law authorized States to establish ABLE programs to offer a tax favored vehicle for savings.

Actions during your lifetime: Establish a Third Party Supplemental Needs Trust for your child with a disability.

Read why Third Party SNT's are so useful and popular

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Features_of_a_Third_Party_Supplemental_Needs_TrustIt is natural to want to make the resources of your immediate and extended family available to your child with a disability without jeopardizing his or her eligibility for means-tested government benefits.  This is the reason why a Third Party Supplemental Needs Trust is so useful and popular.

Actions prior to age sixty-five: Establish a First Party Special Needs Trust

A brief explanation of the advantages and operation of a First Party Special Needs Trust

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Special Needs TrustIf the amount of a gift, inheritance or personal injury award received by your child exceeds the resource limits for Supplemental Security Income or Medicaid, it will jeopardize his or her eligibility for those means-tested government benefits
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Special Needs Planning: A Guide for Families in New York with a Loved One with a Disability.
George H. Gray.

 

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Estate Planning and Administration: A Simple Guide for New Yorkers. George H. Gray

 


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Upcoming Seminars

Planning for the Future Webinar Series

In 2016, George Gray presented a 3-Part webinar series on Planning for the Future. It was made possible through collaboration with Starbridge, a Rochester, NY social services organization. Contact George Gray to learn more about these webinars. Contact Us

Part 1:  Guardianship
October 6, 2016.  12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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Part 2:  Power of Attorney
October 20, 2016.  12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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Part 3:  ABLE Accounts
November 3, 2016.  12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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