If you have a loved one who has special needs, chances are they will be dependent on you for the rest of their lives which means you have to get your finances in order. Also, the government and legal issues regarding disability are complex and the sooner you untangle such a mess the better. When you do not do the right thing, you might expose the loved one to taxation even when he or she is not supposed to be paying taxes or you can render him or her unfit for the government disability benefits. However, when you understand the benefits your loved one can get from the government, plan properly and make use of the legal instruments available, you can help the person lead a quality life.
Upon your death, not many people will voluntarily offer to take in an individual with special needs which is why you ought to ensure they have enough financial base to live comfortably. People start making social security deposits as soon as they get their first job and it is no different when you are mapping the future of a special person with special needs because even if you cannot foresee the future you can map it through a will and a letter of intent. Your wants, visions, and needs of the individual’s future might change periodically over time which is why you should make sure the same is reflected in the will.
Upon employment, the person will enjoy health insurance from the employer, retirement plans, and life insurance which means the kind of government benefits you apply for might have to change. When the person does not have more than 2000 dollars to his name, the government provides Medicaid, food stamps, and supplemental security income. Besides that, there is social security disability insurance, children’s disability benefit, and Medicare. With a financial planner, you will get ample time to do other things you are interested in because he or she will sort out your finances for the benefit of the loved one with special needs for you. This gives you more than enough time to take care of the rest of the activities you cannot delegate. There is no way you can hire a quack and expect to get great services. By selecting someone with experience, you will be putting your mind at ease.