Register now! The IICLE® 16th Annual Elder Law Short Course (virtual edition) will bring you up to speed on the latest in elder law ... from a safe social distance! New this Year: All registrants will have FREE access to the entire program online on-demand, with the opportunity to earn credit for breakout sessions missed at no additional charge.
The 2020 IICLE® Special Needs Institute offers direct instruction from seasoned special needs law practitioners, practical takeaways, and special insights from government officials regarding how they review special needs trusts.
What is special needs planning? What are the different types of special needs trusts and when should you use them? This course offers answers to those questions as well as an overview of important special needs planning issues like "spend-down" and the ABLE Act. You will also learn about the unique challenges of representing special needs clients and their families, including the impact of implicit biases and what is appropriate language to employ when working with special needs clients.
*SAMPLE FORMS PROVIDED* Learn about drafting third party special needs trusts (those which are funded with “other people’s” money, not the money of the beneficiary who has disabilities). How are these trusts are created? How is money transferred during the life of the donor or at the donor’s death? How do transfers impact the donor?
This completely virtual training program offers 10 information-packed hours of CLE required by Illinois statute to serve as a child representative or GAL. If you are an experienced Child Rep or GAL, register for Day Two Only, which focuses on important updates and advanced skills.
Learn about the basics of SSI, SSDI, Medicare, Medicaid, and waiver programs, and how to best protect your clients’ benefits, during this interactive session. What questions do you need to ask at intake to determine who can qualify for benefits? Who qualifies and what is the application process like for medical/ physical disabilities? Intellectual/ developmental disabilities? Mental illness? What happens if SSI/SSDI applications are denied? How do you apply for AABD (traditional Medicaid)? ACA (Obama Care Medicaid)? HBWD (Medicaid Buy In)?
Under what circumstances is a guardianship advisable? Can a power of attorney be used as an alternative and, if so, under what circumstances? If a guardianship is advisable, is a full (plenary) guardianship necessary, or will a limited guardianship suffice?