SNC provides educational workshops for parents and families of special needs individuals on topics ranging from benefits, guardianship, managing behaviors, advocacy, legal matters, and more.

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SSI Basics for Special Needs

Monday, August 22, 2022  6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Virtual

For this virtual workshop, we’ll be joined by Anna Maki, Director of Benefits Navigation at the Bobby Dodd Institute. We will review Social Security basics, including the differences between SSI and SSDI, eligibility requirements, and different classifications of Medicaid.
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Special Needs Planning

with Attorney Kim Martin

As parents, we all want to ensure that our children are cared for in every possible way. For the parents of a child with special needs, planning for that child’s long-term care is especially challenging. The purpose of this discussion is to explain the means test that applies to many state and federal benefits, and to walk parents through the estate planning options that will allow them to set aside assets for their child without endangering the child’s ability to receive those benefits. Special needs trusts play a large role in this type of planning; we discuss the most commonly used types of special needs trusts and when each of them is appropriate.

Recorded May 19, 2022

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Special Needs Benefits 101

with Attorney Kim Martin

In this session, we discuss the importance of benefits as part of the long-term plan to care for a child with special needs. We begin with a description of means-tested benefits such as SSI and Medicaid, and move on to benefits that the child can anticipate qualifying for later in life.

Recorded April 14, 2022

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