Individuals with special needs may be eligible for government assistance programs like SSI and Medicaid. SSI is intended to provide financial assistance for food and shelter and Medicaid provides health insurance coverage. Child support payments impact eligibility for these programs and the establishment of a special needs trust when the child becomes an adult can be critical to maximizing child support payments and government benefits for the child.
When the child is a minor and receiving SSI:
When a minor is residing with a parent, his parent’s financial resources are taken into consideration… Read the rest