Special Needs

Social Security Benefit Regulations for a Retired Parent and His/Her Spouse of Children with Special Needs

Authored by:  Stephen R. Elville, Esq. – Elville and Associates, P.C. – 443-393-7696, steve@elvilleassociates.com, @elvilleassoc When a parent of a child with special needs retires and begins receiving Social Security retirement benefits, the child may qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) based on the parent’s work record if the child’s disability manifested itself before …

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The Ins and Outs of Family Members Being Paid as Caregivers from Special Needs Trust Funds

Authored by: Stephen R. Elville, Esq. — Elville and Associates, P.C.– 443-393-7696, steve@elvilleassociates.com, @elvilleassoc Trustees of special needs trusts are often approached by family members of trust beneficiaries who would like to be paid as caregivers for the beneficiaries. While the Social Security Administration (SSA) currently does not explicitly prohibit payment of family caregivers from …

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Why Do Estate Plans Fail and Not Work as Intended? The Answer Lies Below …

Authored by: Stephen R. Elville, Esq. — Elville and Associates, P.C. — 443-393-7696, steve@elvilleassociates.com, @elvilleassoc What’s been on my mind for the past several weeks is an image – actually two separate scenes – perhaps it is a sequence. It happened about four months ago. Two couples came into my office during the same week …

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Elville and Associates Partners with Maryland ABLE to Offer Special Needs Planning Workshop to Harbour School at Annapolis Parents

By:  Jeffrey D. Stauffer – Community Relations Director, jeff@elvilleassociates.com, 443-393-7696 On Thursday, January 24th, for a fourth consecutive year families of students at the Harbour School at Annapolis came out to listen to Elville and Associates’ principal Stephen R. Elville, J.D., LL.M., present a far-reaching discussion about “What Families Need to Know About Planning for …

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