Filling a Gap in the SNP Literature

Special Needs Planning ("SNP") has emerged as a recognized legal practice area over the past seventeen years following the passage of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1993 ("OBRA"), which provided statutory authority for first-party special needs trusts ("SNTs")...

Andrew Hook Discusses Special Needs Planning Practice and How It Will Be Affected by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

The special needs planning practice will be impacted by Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Andrew Hook, CELA, CFP®, of Oast & Hook, P.C., discusses what the Act changes, whether the Act will render special needs trusts unnecessary, and how special needs planners can integrate the...

Comprehensive Instruction on Protecting Elderly and Loved Ones with Special Needs

Improve a loved one's quality of life while not interfering with his or her eligibility for various governmental programs Special needs trusts may be effective tools for preserving the assets of a senior or a person with a disability. Fundamentals of Special Needs Trusts is an introduction to...