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Arlington Special Needs Planning Lawyer

Taking care of a family member with special needs can be incredibly difficult. In addition to dealing with the emotional challenges and the energy that must be expended, families can become overwhelmed with the prospect of financially providing for a person's needs for the rest of his or her life.

If you have been given the responsibility of caring for a child, a sibling, a parent or another family member, an experienced special needs planning attorney can help you plan properly for the future. Knowing that a good plan is in place can ease your mind and enable you to concentrate on the tasks at hand.

Legal And Financial Guidance For Families

At the Arlington-based law firm of Gene Robinson Law, PLC, we provide legal and financial guidance to families of persons with special needs, including developmentally disabled adults and children. As your lawyers, we will work closely with you to help you find solutions in the areas of:

  • Medicaid benefits: In many cases, Medicaid long-term care benefits can be utilized to make sure a person with special needs continues to have appropriate housing and medical care.
  • Special needs trusts: A special needs trust (SNT) can be an invaluable estate planning tool that supplements Medicaid benefits. If a special needs trust is appropriate in your case, we can help you establish one. Special needs trusts do have certain limitations — dental expenses and personal care cannot be covered by an SNT, for example — so we will make sure you understand the pros and cons when we do your planning.
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI): SSI benefits are available to eligible persons with special needs. We can help you explore whether SSI is a viable option.

Thorough special needs planning can help bring peace of mind. Every special needs situation is different, and the legal issues can be complicated, so be sure to consult a lawyer with extensive experience in these matters.

Contact An Arlington Special Needs Trust Attorney For a Consultation

Contact us to schedule a consultation with a special needs planning attorney in Arlington, Virginia. We can answer your questions and address your concerns about Medicaid planning and special needs planning.

703-224-8282

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Gene Robinson Law, PLC
4620 Lee Highway
Suite 216
Arlington, VA 22207
Phone: 703-224-8282
Fax: 703-910-2100
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