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“It is critical that parents and grandparents give careful thought to any gift of money or bequest in an estate plan, when the recipient has special needs.” Parents and grandparents do all they can to help their children and grandchildren lead their best lives, and that often extends to the child or grandchild’s adult lives. […]


“Adults with disabilities are living much longer than in the past, which means their aging parents must plan for the day when their dependent children outlive them.” One in four Americans has some kind of disability, and an increasing number of children are being diagnosed with some form of autism. The life expectancy for people […]

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“Linda Smyth has spent more than 20 years fighting her way through a complicated maze of paperwork, assessments and denials in the attempt to secure services for her son, who is on the autism spectrum.” Working to get her son assessed to qualify for support programs, fighting to get benefits and finding therapists became a […]

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“As our children with disabilities grow older, and we ourselves grow older, the future can seem daunting. The future can be overwhelming.” Taking steps to plan for the future when loving parents will not be there to help their disabled child as they age is a hard thing to confront. However, planning in advance for […]

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Working and saving without risking benefits. Achieving a Better Life Experience, or ABLE accounts, now allow children or adults with disabilities to save as much as $100,000 without risking their benefits, according to Consumer Reports, in “ABLE Accounts Can Help People with Disabilities Save Tax-Free“. For many years before ABLE accounts were set up in […]

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It has taken nearly two years but some states are finally acting on the ABLE laws and regulations. The Achieving a Better Life Experience Act (ABLE), which was passed in 2014, allows people with disabilities to put up to $100,000 in state based accounts without losing Social Security benefits. But the act also requires states […]