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PARENTS’ ESTATE PLANNING FOR PERSONAL INJURY VICTIMS

by Thomas D. Begley, Jr., CELA  Personal injury victims frequently receive means-tested public benefits. They often establish Self-Settled Special Needs Trusts (SSSNTs) to hold the personal injury settlement, so that the settlement does not interfere with public benefits eligibility. However, it is important that parents not leave these children with disabilities monies as part of…

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Tools for Meeting Life’s Challenges Seminar

Thomas D. Begley Jr. of Begley Law Group will be presenting at the 2017 Tools for Meeting Life’s Challenges Seminar on November 18th. A free informational seminar on the critical medical, legal, nursing and funding issues that face the families if children with cerebral palsy or catastrophic physical disabilities.   Sheet Metal Workers Local Union…

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FUNDING SPECIAL NEEDS TRUSTS

by Thomas D. Begley, Jr., CELA Overview Estate planning attorneys are regularly called upon to draft trusts for their clients’ children with disabilities. Typically, these children are determined to be disabled by the Social Security Administration and are receiving SSI, Medicaid, or other means-tested public benefits. The goal of the parent in establishing the trust…

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Depletion Management

By Thomas D. Begley, Jr., CELA When a personal injury victim settles a case and the plaintiff is receiving certain public benefits such as SSL Medicaid, Medicaid Waiver programs, SNAP (Food Stamps), Section 8 Housing, or any other means-tested program, a Special Needs Trust is required. To qualify for a Special Needs Trust, the plaintiff…

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