Navigating the Future with Special Needs Trusts


For Florida parents navigating the complex landscape of care for children with special needs, establishing a Special Needs Trust (SNT) is a pivotal step toward securing their child’s future. These trusts are essential for preserving eligibility for critical government assistance programs like Medicaid and Supplemental Security Income (SSI), while ensuring financial resources are available for their child’s unique needs.

The Essence of Special Needs Trusts

At its core, a SNT is a specialized legal framework designed to safeguard assets for the benefit of individuals with disabilities, without direct asset transfer. By appointing a reliable trustee, the trust seamlessly integrates into the beneficiary’s life, complementing government benefits without risking eligibility.


Diving Deep into Trust Types

Special Needs Trusts in Florida are categorized into two primary types: First Party SNTs, funded by the beneficiary’s own assets, and Third Party SNTs, established with assets from others. Third Party SNTs are particularly notable for their ability to supplement government benefits without necessitating a reimbursement to the state upon the beneficiary’s demise, providing a strategic advantage in estate planning.

Why SNTs Are Essential for Every Parent

Creating an SNT goes beyond immediate financial considerations, offering a strategic layer of support for uncovered expenses like medical care, education, and personal care services. It’s a forward-thinking approach that ensures your child’s needs are met, now and in the future.

The process to establish an SNT involves meticulous planning, from assessing long-term needs and choosing a trustworthy administrator to formalizing the trust with skilled legal assistance. Each step is crucial to formulating a trust that perfectly aligns with your child’s needs.

Peace of Mind for the Road Ahead

For parents in Florida, an SNT represents more than a financial strategy—it symbolizes peace of mind. It assures that your child with special needs will have the necessary resources to lead a fulfilling life, safeguarded by your thoughtful planning.

Considering a Special Needs Trust for your family? The Law Offices of Mark F. Moss stand ready to guide you through every step of the way. Book a complimentary consultation and embark on the journey to secure your child’s future today.