Special Needs Planning

Pennsylvania Special Needs Planning Attorney

Providing for the needs of a disabled child or adult can be the source of great anxiety. It can cause significant financial and emotional stress. But, once they have made arrangements to care for their loved ones over the long term, people experience a feeling of relief.

At Julian Gray Associates, we help people make provisions for the care of children and adults with disabilities. Using a variety of tools, such as special needs trusts, Medicaid benefits, SSI benefits and other means, we enable our clients to obtain peace of mind for themselves and long-term care services for their loved ones, which can enhance their quality of life.

Julian Gray, CELA is the Western Pennsylvania representative of the Special Needs Alliance, a national, not for profit organization of attorneys dedicated to the practice of disability and public benefits law. Membership is extended to attorneys by invitation-only based upon factors including: relevant legal experience, family experience with disability, active participation in disability advocacy organizations and professional reputation.

Tapping All Available Resources

At Julian Gray Associates, we strongly favor integrated solutions that draw upon more than one source of funding.

Such a solution can include special needs trusts, Medicaid benefits, Supplemental Security Income benefits (SSI) and Social Security Disability benefits (SSDI). We will examine all possible sources of income and tap all available resources.

Our goal will be to develop a solution that provides for the needs of the individual and that minimizes out-of-pocket costs and the dissolution of personal assets.

A Lifestyle Above That Provided by Government Benefits

Julian Gray Associates places great emphasis on leveraging government benefits to provide a standard of living above that which could be provided by the benefits alone.

Usually, this involves the use of special needs trusts that can provide additional resources for the individual. We are an established elder law practice in western Pennsylvania, with extensive experience in estate planning, special needs trusts, SSI and SSDI, and Medicaid planning. We can develop the legal vehicles needed to provide for the needs of your loved ones, now and into the future.

Assistance with Personal Injury/Medical Malpractice Settlements

Obtaining a financial settlement for injuries is not the end of the need for legal assistance for a disabled person. The receipt of funds is a significant change to the person's live and if not handled properly, can result in the loss of important benefits such as Medicaid and Social Security income as well as a change in established caregivers and other professionals. The attorneys of Julian Gray Associates work with top personal injury attorneys to ensure a smooth transition for the disabled person to maintain current benefits while enhancing their lifestyle.

What Will Happen After You Are Gone?

You cannot rely on your children to care for your disabled child or adult relative after you are gone. At some point in their lives, they may be unable to do so or lack the necessary financial resources.

Julian Gray Associates can help you take care of the future needs of your loved one. His or her future care will be assured, providing you with peace of mind and the knowledge that you have done your best for the person you love.

Contact a Special Needs Planning Lawyer

To arrange for a no obligation consultation with Julian Gray Associates, call toll free at 888-402-5680 or send us an e-mail.

From its two offices in Moon Township, Pennsylvania, and Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania, Julian Gray Associates serves clients in the greater Pittsburgh area and western Pennsylvania.