Attorney and parent Barbara Jackins’ new book is a must have resource for parents of children with special needs and the professionals and advocates who assist them. In an easy-to-read, conversational style, Jackins, the lead author of Special Needs Trust Administration Manual: A Guide for Trustees, covers the essential elements of SSI, guardianship, and estate planning when there is a child with a disability in the family.
You will find the information you need to:
Obtain SSI benefits for your son or daughter who is age 18 or older
Contribute to your adult son’s or daughter’s financial support without reducing SSI
Understand the court process for guardianship, including what must be done if your son or daughter takes any antipsychotic medication
Learn about the alternatives to guardianship
Protect your son’s or daughter’s inheritance from being lost or mismanaged while ensuring continued public benefits
Coordinate your life insurance and retirement assets with your overall estate plan