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There is a way to avoid losing your benefits. If your injury settlement is set up to be deposited into a special needs trust, this would allow you to remain on SSI and Medicaid.
However, the funds would be set aside for you to use on things that SSI and Medicaid don't pay for
Recreation, uncovered medical expenses, legal fees, transportation, food, lodging - anything you need
However to have a special needs trust, you need to have it set up by an attorney
Depositing the funds into your son's account would be fraudulent, and you could get in trouble by social security if they found out you did that. Besides, the settlement will be reported to the government in your name.
So, I would speak with your attorney and see if he can help you draft a special needs trust.
You can CLICK HERE to read a good article on this topic.
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Our site cannot draft a special needs trust for you - you would need the assistance of an attorney in your area for that
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