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Special Needs Trust vs ABLE Account

At Surprenant & Beneski, P.C., we specialize in providing estate planning services to clients throughout Southeastern Massachusetts. Among the crucial tools in our estate planning arsenal are Special Needs Trusts (SNTs) and ABLE accounts, each designed to enhance quality of life for individuals with disabilities without compromising their eligibility for essential...

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A Trust for a Child with a Disability

Margaret and Sam have always taken care of their daughter, Elizabeth. She is 45, has never worked, and has never left home. She is developmentally disabled and receives SSI (Supplemental Security Income). They have always worried about who would take care of her after they die.  Some years ago, Sam was diagnosed...

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Your New Year’s Legal Check-up

A new year is upon us, and with it comes a host of New Year’s resolutions. A Neilson.com survey found that the top goals for the new year included: 1) staying fit and healthy, 2) losing weight, 3) enjoying life to the fullest, 4) spending less, saving more, 5) spending more time...

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Are my special needs child’s benefits at risk?

It is often a long, drawn-out process to get your adult special needs child to receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI), MassHealth (Medicaid) benefits, food stamps, and housing subsidies she or he deserves. You should be aware that, unless you have a reputable special needs attorney establish a legally binding special needs...

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