Month: December 2017

Using a Special Needs Trust for Medicaid Recipients

Special needs trusts are designed to provide funds or other assets that benefit the disabled individual who is receiving Medicaid or SSI benefits without jeopardizing the recipient’s income eligibility. Often referred to as supplemental needs trusts, they can be used to provide services and amenities to recipients that improve their quality of life. Since public benefits programs are highly…

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A Life Estate Deed Could Protect Your Home

A life estate can ensure that property is passed to an individual’s intended heir(s) immediately after death. This allows the individual to reside in the home while creating different rights of possession for the homeowner and the intended heir(s). Setting up a life estate with an Illinois probate lawyer can avoid conflict over the property and make it easier…

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