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Financial Planning Issues to Consider for a Child with Special Needs

BY Spectrum Wealth Management | Mar 30, 2023

Parents who have children with special needs deal with a unique set of planning issues. In addition to health, educational, and care planning issues, special needs present complex financial issues for families to address.

Our checklist below was created to assist families with special needs children in covering key considerations for financial planning, including:

  • Qualification for needs-based public benefits
  • ABLE accounts and special needs trusts
  • Tax planning opportunities
  • Estate planning challenges
  • Lifelong support considerations

**This guide has been updated to incorporate new changes made by The SECURE Act 2.0 that are effective for the 2023 year. Any SECURE Act 2.0 changes that are effective for 2024 will be incorporated into this guide at the start of the 2024 year.

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