On December 13, 2016 the U.S. Congress enacted the 21st Century Cures Act, establishing federal funding for health related research. Also included in that Act, was the Special Needs Trust Fairness Act that will allow people with disabilities to create their own Special Needs Trusts to hold their assets, while qualifying under the strict financial requirements for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) disability benefits.
If you are thinking of applying for SSI Disability benefits, but your assets prevent you from qualifying as poor enough for the program, you should consult with an attorney who may be able to draft a qualifying "Special Needs" trust for you. If you decide to apply for disability benefits we are happy to answer your questions about the disability standard and Social Security's process for determining if you are disabled, and for awarding benefits..
It is vital that claimants have all the information they need during the Social Security Disability filing and appeal process. Please feel free to download our free report, Five Most Frequently Asked Questions about Social Security Disability, or contact us using the link on this page to have one of our attorneys contact you for your free, over-the-phone screening to determine your eligibility for Social Security benefits.