Your child, or grandchild is a minor. When a child is entitled to Social Security benefits, the Social Security Administration (SSA) will appoint a representative payee to receive benefits on behalf of the child. ...(more)
A FAIR TALE
From the time our children were born, my wife and I wanted to make sure they would have the resources available to seek a college education. We wanted to be as fair as possible in ...(more)
There were a lot of things in the "Cromnibus" budget law with which people took issue. One thing that shouldn't be objectionable is the establishment of 529A plans. The purpose of the 529A is to allow parents and ...(more)
He is NOT your parents’ friend.
Do you worry about what’s going to happen to your parents as they get older? Are you concerned that at some point, they’re going to think that there really is a Nigerian prince holding ...(more)
This article is part of a series dealing with financial planning for multiple sclerosis. To see other articles, you can click here.
If you’ve just learned that you either might have multiple sclerosis and the ...(more)
“I understand how hard it is to talk to people about MS. You don’t want pity or random advice.”–Teri Garr
“Stop shaking your head when you sing. You’re trying too hard.”
That was what my wife’s voice teacher told her ...(more)
It may not seem logical at first, but if you have a special needs child or relative, leaving a grant of cash in your will is not likely to do as much good as you might think, because it is likely to deprive him or her ...(more)
“A boy is not free to find a partner of his own as long as he must be the partner to his mother.”
With the changing of state laws across the nation, more and more same sex partners are ...(more)
THE SPECIAL NEEDS TRUST
A thoughtful financial move for a loved one with a disability.
Presented by Andrew Thomas Ullmann
If you have a child with special needs or care for an adult relative who is mentally ...(more)
Here are the general topics within the context of "Special Needs Planning"
Goals of Special Needs Planning
Special Needs Planning Steps
Important Legal Documents
Federal Government ...(more)
Parenting a child with special-needs is filled with unique challenges and rewards. As most parents know, support and guidance are essential to help your child grow. As the parent of a special-needs child, you know ...(more)
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