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What Happens to My Special Needs Child if the Social Security Benefit Goes Away?

What Happens to My Special Needs Child if the Social Security Benefit Goes Away? https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/special-needs-social-security-benefit/

Question:  I heard a report that stated the Social Security trust fund will be extinguished by 2034. Is that true, and if so how does that impact the plan for my adult son with autism? By law, Social Security OASDI trust funds must be able to pay benefits for at least the next 75 years.  […]

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Why Would My Child With Autism Need a Special Needs Trust?

Why Would My Child With Autism Need a Special Needs Trust? https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/child-with-autism-needs-trust/

Question: I have heard of a Special Needs Trust. Can you share why my son with autism may need one? A Special Needs Trust is an important element in special needs planning because of what it can protect. For most individuals with an intellectual and developmental disability, government benefits are critical to providing a very […]

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How Can I Best Gift Money to Someone With Special Needs?

How Can I Best Gift Money to Someone With Special Needs? https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/gifting-someone-with-special-needs/

Question: “As the holidays approach, I have been asked by my parents how they can gift money to my son with autism?  Can I tell them to give it to him directly or is there something specific I need to do?” Thank you for this question. Our planners hear this question quite a bit especially […]

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How Macroeconomic Changes Can Impact People with Special Needs

How Macroeconomic Changes Can Impact People with Special Needs https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/macroeconomic-impacts-people-with-autism/

I am sure you have heard the saying, “the left-hand doesn’t know what the right hand is doing.”  This statement can be quite evident when the decisions by the US government are explored. For many individual states, the minimum wage became a hot-button issue, and quite a number of state governments decided to pass laws […]

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How Can I Begin Planning for My Special Needs Child’s Future

Question: It is one of my New Year’s Resolutions to assemble a plan for my son’s future, but I have not been able to get started yet.  I just don’t know where or how to start.  What should my first step be? — Laura I can certainly understand not quite getting started on your New […]

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How Do I Choose a Trustee for My Special Needs Child?

How Do I Choose a Trustee for My Special Needs Child? https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/choosing-trustee-for-special-needs-child

I am trying to decide on a trustee for my son’s Special Needs Trust. What should I be thinking about? —Madison I commend you on thinking about who will be your best choice as trustee. I find that so many families just choose the closest relative or closest friend without much thought as to the […]

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Tools You Need to Protect Government Benefits

In our previous Autism Parenting Magazine column, we discussed government benefits and how to access those benefits.  One item we learned was that in order to access the array of services, your child will have to be eligible, which means he/she cannot have countable assets of more than $2,000 in his/her name—and to remain eligible, […]

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Learn How New Military Benefit Can Help Support Your Child for Life

Learn How New Military Benefit Can Help Support Your Child for Life

Question: “I am in the military and heard there is a new benefit for military retirees that can help my child with autism.  Is this true?  If so, what is it?” – Jerry The simple answer to your question is YES.  For those individuals who have served our country for their career in one of […]

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Issue 55 – Celebrating with the People We Love

  Buy Single Issue Subscribe today and save 50% Features: Why Children with Autism Need Family Holiday Traditions Great tips on how to prepare a rigid child for the many changes the season brings as well as the benefits of family traditions. Brittany Fichter Inspiring Boy “Breaks” Through Autism and Its Stereotypes A mother shares […]

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Retirement Decisions with a Child with Special Needs

Retirement Decisions with a Child with Special Needs

Retirement planning is an important area of an individual’s and a family’s life.  Proper planning will allow for a better life and one that is usually more enjoyable.  For most folks in the United States, retirement planning includes saving as much money as they can in their 401(k) and maximizing their monthly social security payment.  […]

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