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Three “Must Have” Documents for Parents of a Child with Special Needs

Russo Law Group - Three “Must Have” Documents for Parents of a Child with Special NeedsAlthough legal planning documents such as a health care proxy, power of attorney, last will & testament, etc. are an important part of any estate plan, if you are the parent of a child with special needs, these standard estate planning documents may not be adequate. If your child will not be able to live independently or support him or herself as an adult, it is critical that you make special provisions in your estate plan.

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Caring for a Child with Special Needs? You May Be Eligible for Early Social Security Benefits

Caring for a Child with Special Needs? You May Be Eligible for Early Social Security BenefitsCaring for a child with special needs requires many resources, one of which may be Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI).

When a parent of a child with special needs retires and begins receiving Social Security retirement benefits, the child may qualify for SSDI. A lesser known provision in the Social Security regulation allows the spouse of the retiree to also receive Social Security benefits regardless of whether they are of retirement age or not—so long as they are caring for the child with special needs at home.

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