MISTAKE 3: Not Having a Custom Plan

A Trust that is not designed with your child’s special needs in mind will probably render your child ineligible for the essential benefits they rely on. The Special Needs Trust is designed to promote your child’s comfort, happiness, and quality of life without sacrificing or jeopardizing benefit eligibility. Special needs can include medical and dental expenses, annual independent check-ups, necessary or desirable equipment (such as specially equipped vans), training and education, insurance, transportation and essential dietary needs. If the trust is sufficiently funded, your child can also receive electronic equipment & appliances, computers, vacations, movies, payments for a companion, clothing and other self-esteem enhancing and quality of life expenses: the sort of things you now provide.

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