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Why Using a Special Needs Attorney is Important
Published May 12, 2023
Special needs attorneys are important because they provide legal assistance and guidance to individuals with disabilities and their families. They have skilled knowledge and experience in disability law, which includes a complex set of federal and state laws, regulations, and court decisions that govern the rights of people with disabilities.
Here are a few reasons why special needs attorneys are important:
- Legal advocacy: Special needs attorneys advocate for the legal rights of people with disabilities and their families. They work to ensure that individuals with disabilities receive the accommodations and services they need to live as independently as possible and participate fully in their communities.
- Estate planning: Special needs attorneys help families plan for the future care of their loved ones with disabilities. This includes creating special needs trusts, which allow families to leave assets to their loved ones without jeopardizing eligibility for government benefits.
- Access to benefits: Special needs attorneys help individuals with disabilities access the benefits and services they need to live independently. This may include Social Security disability benefits, Medicaid, and other government-funded programs.
- Education advocacy: Special needs attorneys help families navigate the complex process of obtaining special education services for their children with disabilities. They can assist in the development of Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) and represent families in disputes with schools over special education services.
Here at Littman Krooks we are special needs attorneys and are here to help you with all of your planning needs. We play a crucial role in advocating for the legal rights of individuals with disabilities and their families. We help you plan for the future care of loved ones, access government benefits, and ensure that your children receive the appropriate special education services.
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