The 7th Annual Special Needs Institute will assist attorneys representing individuals with special needs and their families by providing essential information on topics such as special needs trust drafting, government benefit and waiver programs, and housing.
This handy reference tool will help seasoned attorneys and will provide useful information for new attorneys, legal assistants, and law clerks working with clients in the planning and administration of an estate.
Special needs planning is not just a third party and/or a first party special needs trust. It is not just estate planning, not just guardianship and alternatives to guardianship. In this session, you will also learn how to effectively prepare for and conduct the initial consultation, including topics you should cover in addition to estate planning, such as the who, what, why, where and how of accessing the Illinois “maze” of services for individuals with special needs, Letters of Intent, etc.
Understanding the benefits and services available to an individual with special needs will help to inspire your creativity to better serve your clients for a more secure future. SSI, SSDI, Medicare, IL Medicaid, and waiver services will be highlighted.