Rights for People with Disabilities

Rights for People with Disabilities

Rights for People with Disabilities Joe Ranni, Esq. of Ranni Law Firm PLLC answers the following questions having to do rights for people with disabilities: Can you tell us the types of disabilities are protected under NYS law? Which type of disability is more vulnerable, physical or mental? Is disability rights similar to civil rights? Does the length

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Testamentary Trusts

Testamentary trusts are trusts created under a will. The Medicaid rules provide a special ‘safe harbor’ for testamentary trusts created by a deceased spouse for the benefit of a surviving spouse. Unlike a trust created during life for a spouse, the assets of these trusts are treated as available to the Medicaid applicant only to

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Safe Harbor Trusts

Medicaid rules provide for three ‘safe harbor’ trusts that are notable exceptions to the general trust rules. 1 The first, referred to as a ‘(d)(4) (A)’ or ‘pay-back’ trust, must be created by a parent, grandparent, guardian or court for the benefit of a disabled individual under age 65. It may be funded with the disabled

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