The new law specifically allows retirement money that is paid to a Special Needs Trust for a disabled person to be paid out over the lifetime of the disabled person. Whereas, retirement money paid to most adults that is not disabled must be withdrawn over ten years. Accordingly, it may actually be MORE tax efficient now to name a Special Needs Trust as beneficiary of an IRA.
When clients meet with an estate planning attorney, one of the biggest concerns that people have is that they do not want their children to receive too much money too early. Accordingly, they want to set up a trust for their children. This is true even if the children do not have special needs or […]
“Special Needs Trusts” and “Supplemental Needs Trusts” are terms to describe trusts designed to provide benefits to a person in a way that will preserve the public benefits that he or she is entitled to receive. These types of trusts are most commonly created when a person has some sort of special needs or disability. […]