Letter to Fellow Parents

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Letter To Siblings

Message from Brian Rubin, attorney, founder of Rubin Law & the father of a son with autism, among other special needs… To the brothers and sisters of children and adults with special needs… We, your parents, fear that no one will …
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Sibling Perspectives on Special Needs

By Benjamin A. Rubin, Esq. When a family member has special needs, siblings grow up fast.  Parents sometimes speak of how life changed for them when they began caring for a child with disabilities, but for me, and for many …
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Heart to Heart Family Educational Group Presentations

TO FELLOW FAMILIES OF CHILDREN & ADULTS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS, When you have a child with special needs, planning for that child’s future can be an overwhelming task. Where do you begin? Who has the answers? How do you find …
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Guidance & Information Article

THIS ARTICLE BY BRIAN N. RUBIN WAS PUBLISHED IN THE EXCEPTIONAL PARENT MAGAZINE © FEBRUARY 2011  THE GUIDANCE AND INFORMATION DOCUMENT FOR FUTURE CARE PROVIDERS AND TRUSTEES Why do it, when to do it, what it should include… Brian Rubin …
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Guidance for Future Care Providers & Handbook for Trustees

Contact our office by email to request a form “Letter of Intent” or Letter of Guidance for Future Care Providers (Will be sent in PDF format), including Guardians, Agency Staff, Family Members, etc. In addition, contact our office to request …
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Taxation of third party SNT’s

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Letter of Intent (Sample Form)

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MetLife Letter of Intent Article

GUIDANCE AND INFORMATION FOR FUTURE CARE PROVIDERS AND TRUSTEES What parent’s often forget . . . By Brian Neal Rubin J.D. Attorney & Fellow Parent As parents of children with special needs, we possess a vast amount of information about …
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Divorce Impact on Estate Planning

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Parenting Special Needs Magazine Letter of Intent Article

Running START First Steps for Writing the Letter of Intent by Brian Neal Rubin J.D. Special Needs Alliance The letter of intent (LOI), though not a legal document, plays a central role in your child’s special needs plan, putting its …
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SNA Handbook – Courtesy of Rubin Law

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Powers of Attorney & Guardianship Article

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Rubin Law ABLE Account Article

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Military SBP Annuity to a Special Needs Trust

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Health Insurance for Adult Dependents

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Driver’s License Article

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The Special Needs Alliance

SNA is the national, not for profit, membership by invitation, organization of attorneys, dedicated to the practice of special needs estate and future planning, disability law and public benefits law. Individuals with disabilities, their families, and their advisors may rely …
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Military Pensions Article

MILITARY PENSIONS & SPECIAL NEEDS TRUSTS   BACKGROUND:  Many military families with disabled children face a dilemma about whether or not to choose the Survivor Benefit Plan (SBP) retirement option.  SBP will pay up to 55% (with annual inflation adjustments) …
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What Is A Qualified Disability Trust Article

WHAT IS A QUALIFIED DISABILITY TRUST? Trusts are not allowed the deduction for personal and dependency exemptions under § 151 of the Internal Revenue Code.  Instead, a trust that under its governing instruments is required to distribute all of its …
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Section 8 Housing Article

Section 8 Housing & Special Needs Trusts Introduction: The federal government subsidizes housing for individuals with disabilities. The subsidies come in the form of below market-rent units in public and private housing developments and vouchers for use in the private …
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The Pickle Rule Article

The Pickle Rule The Pickle Rule is named after former U.S. Representative James (“Jake”) Pickle. In 1976, Pickle objected to an annual Cost of Living Allowance (“COLA”) for Social Security benefits because that small increase in income would cost some …
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