But for some parents, it’s not that simple. If you have a child or other loved one with special needs, you might worry about how they can support themselves after you’ve gone.
That’s where a special needs trust comes into play. This is a trust set up to help a disabled person who receives government benefits such as Medicaid or Social Security. It is administered by a trustee, who can be a relative, friend, or someone you designate to handle the trust.