Nassau County Supplemental Needs Trust Lawyer
Serving clients in Nassau, Suffolk and Queens Counties
New York City, Queens, Suffolk, Manhattan, Brooklyn, Lynbrook, NY
The purpose of a supplemental needs trust is to enable the donor to provide for the continuing care of a disabled spouse, child, relative or friend. The beneficiary of a well-drafted supplemental needs trust will have access to the trust assets for purposes other than those provided by public benefits programs. In this way, the beneficiary will not lose eligibility for benefits such as Supplemental Security Income, Medicaid and low-income housing. A supplemental needs trust can be created by the donor during life or be part of a will.
Special Needs Trusts which are also known as, Supplemental Needs Trusts, are designed to enable a person with a disability to receive settlements from law suits, gifts and funds from other sources while not effecting his or her eligibility for medicaid or other governmental payment programs. The thrust of the trust is to separate the ownership of the trust from the person receiving the benefits of the trusts. This is done to keep the assets of the special needs individual below certain minimums set by the government. If the assets of the individual exceeds these minimums they are removed from the governmental programs.
Special Needs Trusts do not provide for basic needs. They are designed to enhance the life and comfort of the individual receiving public funds by providing him or her with additional comforts or luxury items. These trusts have been known to pay for recreation activities, psychological and personal counseling, medical care and to provide educational and social benefits over and above that which is provided by government based programs. The trust can also provide computer equipment, appliances, vacations, food, medical and dental expenses and all types of other items for the beneficiary of the trust pursuant to the discretion of the trustee.
Parents of children or adults with special needs often form these types of trusts to benefit the special needs child. Sometimes these trusts can also be set up as part of a testamentary scheme in a will.
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There is no charge for an initial consultation. We will be happy to arrange an appointment to evaluate your case and allow you to explore how an attorney–client relationship with our firm can benefit you. Your attorney will discuss fees before taking your case.
Our law firm strives to maintain reasonable rates. The length of time required to resolve your issue is the primary factor in fee determination. We keep a tight rein on your legal. The services you pay for are promptly and efficiently delivered. Our firm will work out payment plans and accepts credit card payments.
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When you seek our legal advice and guidance, our Supplemental Needs Trust Attorneys carefully explain the law as it relates to your case, the legal remedies available to you and the best course of action to resolve your problem and meet your objective. We are always prepared to answer your questions, promptly return your calls and keep you updated on the status of your case.
If you have questions about our firm or the legal services we provide, we invite you to contact us through our online intake form or call us at (800) 344-6431, (718) 350-2802 or (516) 561-6645. Our phones are answered 24/7. For our Spanish-speaking clients, se habla Español.
Based in Lynbrook, New York, The Law Offices of Elliot S. Schlissel represents clients throughout Long Island and New York City, including Nassau County, Suffolk County and Queens, as well as Westchester County, Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Bronx, and Staten Island
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