Protecting a Disabled Child or Adult

What type of client might benefit from a Special Needs Trust? A special needs trust is generally used for disabled children or adults. The trust is designed to benefit the child or adult in a way that does not cause them to be disqualified from receiving need-based government benefits such as Medicaid or Supplemental Security Income (SSI). Examples of typical uses for special needs trust are: A disabled child or adult has a severe physical or mental disability and qualifies for Medicaid or SSI benefits that would be lost if the child received an inheritance outright. A disabled child or adult receives a monetary settlement which will cause the disqualification from Medicaid or SSI benefits.

Protecting Your On-Line Accounts

It wasn’t that long ago that the on-line world was something used primarily by the younger generation. Now it touches nearly every aspect of our lives and it continues to grow apace. Facebook surpassed one billion active users last year – it now reaches 1 out of 7 people on the planet. Google has 400 million registered users and more than 100 million active users every month. With more than 75% of American households owning a computer, it is common for people to have multiple on-line accounts for email, banking, investments, shopping, hobbies, digital photos, social media, etc. With all these on-line accounts, it is common for people to have multiple passwords. What happens to these on-

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