October is National Special Needs Law Month.
The National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) established October as National Special Needs Law Month in October in recognition and support of people with disabilities and their families and caregivers. Special Needs Law Month is a dedicated to educate the public and special needs individuals regarding special needs planning and the resources that are available to assist those with special needs.
Special Needs Law is a specialized field that deals with the rights and unique challenges faced by individuals with disabilities. This legal discipline encompasses a wide range of issues, including education, healthcare, guardianship, estate planning, and especially supplemental needs trusts, care management, educational and civil rights advocacy, and assistance with planning for and obtaining public benefits, such as Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Medicaid. The goal is to maximize the rights and opportunities for individuals with disabilities.
Through October, NAELA members will be celebrating National Special Needs Law Month by highlighting topics such as special needs advocacy, costs and financing of long-term care, Supplemental Needs Trusts, and rules and regulations governing SSI and Medicaid.
Attorney Heather Kirson is a proud member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. Attorney Kirson, The Elder Law Center of Kirson & Fuller, and its experienced attorneys can help you navigate through the complicated issues involved in Special Needs Law, including Supplemental Needs Trust, Guardianship, and qualifying for and obtaining public benefits. Please contact The Elder Law Center of Kirson & Fuller to discuss your or a loved one’s special needs.