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Special Needs Trust Attorney in New York

The Advantages of Setting up a Special Needs Trust

A beneficiary who is severely and chronically disabled can gain various benefits if a special needs trust is set up in their name. In addition to being able to use assets that are set aside for their benefit, the beneficiary of a special needs trust (often referred to as a supplemental needs trust) will have the advantage of help with personal planning while preserving their eligibility for government benefits such as Medicaid or Social Security.

Establishing a special needs trust can be complex and is best carried out with the help of an attorney experienced in handling these matters. Our lead attorney Steven Melnik can guide you through the process of setting up the trust in the way that is most beneficial to your loved ones with special needs.


We represent clients in Manhattan, Brooklyn and throughout New York City. Reach out for a confidential consultation to discuss setting up a special needs trust for your loved one.


Protection & Assistance for Individuals with Special Needs

A special needs trust may offer various benefits to a disabled person by:

  • Protecting the assets and property of the disabled person
  • Providing benefits to the disabled person
  • Receiving inheritance or a settlement for a lawsuit, such as a personal injury or medical malpractice case
  • Providing financial assistance to the disabled person without interfering with their ability to recover SSI, Medicaid, or other government-provided assistance.

Our elder law firm can reviewing the potential advantages of this type of trust with you to determine if it will work best with your situation.


Looking for a special needs trust lawyer in New York? Contact the team at Melnik Law Group, PLLC today.

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