Most Georgia parents understand the need for a competently prepared estate plan to pass their assets to their children. This need becomes even more critical for parents of children with special needs. Parents with special needs children should consider some of the following suggestions to ensure that their special needs child receives the proper care after they are gone.
Special needs parents should first consider the child's future. Is the child expected to live a normal life span or die at an unusually early age? Will the child be able to live independently? The answers to these questions can be critical to protecting the child's future. The parents must also consider the child's eligibility for government benefits, such as those provided by Medicaid and Social Security Supplement Insurance. A disabled child may also become eligible for Social Security Disability Insurance benefits.