Special Needs Planning
Oklahoma Special Needs Trust Lawyers
As the parent of a loved one with special needs, you are doubtless concerned about obtaining the assistance your loved one needs now and making sure he or she will be properly cared for when you can no longer provide that care yourself. We have extensive experience working with Oklahoma families to help manage the legal, personal, medical, and financial affairs of individuals with special needs. We will collaborate closely with you to gain an understanding of your priorities for the care of your loved one, help you obtain that care, take the time to explain all of your options, and analyze your financial situation to determine what benefits are available to you. Then we will design a customized plan to meet your loved one’s needs today and in the future.
Special Needs Trusts
Special needs trusts can be used to create a fund capable of augmenting services and care not provided by assistance programs like Medicaid and Supplemental Security Income (SSI), while at the same time maintaining eligibility for these essential programs A special needs trust can include funds for travel, entertainment, wheelchair-accessible transportation, advanced medical and dental care, education, and more. In short, a special needs trust can provide for services capable of improving the quality of life of your loved one with special needs.
Government programs have varying rules regarding eligibility and these rules can be extremely complicated. A poorly designed special needs trust could jeopardize your loved one’s access to assistance from Medicaid and SSI. Our attorneys have many years of experience in this area of the law. For a properly designed special needs trust, and an effective overall plan, contact us to schedule a personal meeting with one of our Oklahoma Special Needs Trust attorneys.