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Protecting Your Home From The Costs Of Long-Term Care

There are several planning options when it comes to protecting assets from the rising costs of long-term care.  For purposes of this article, we will focus on the use of an irrevocable trust to protect the home and other assets and whether it is still a viable option.  If you have started to think about, […]

Five Practical Uses for an ABLE Account

We have previously written about the pros and cons of ABLE (Achieving a Better Life Experience Act of 2014) accounts. These accounts allow many people with disabilities or their families to establish tax-free savings accounts that won’t affect their ability to qualify for, or remain on, government assistance as long as the account balance does not exceed $100,000. But ABLE accounts […]

How to Earn Additional Income Without Losing SSI Benefits

Although Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients are subject to rigid asset limits, the federal government has provided a few avenues for beneficiaries to earn income that supplements their SSI benefit. The Social Security Act imposes a $2,000 asset limit on SSI beneficiaries, a figure that has remained frozen since 1989. For couples, the limit is $3,000.  For […]

Estate Planning, Financial Planning, Special Needs Planning, Special Needs Trusts…

As a Worcester attorney, Christopher Sharry offers Social Security Disability, Special Needs Planning, and Financial and Estate Planning. He serves clients from the Greater Boston region including Worcester, Marlborough, Hudson, Leominster, Fitchburg, Shrewsbury, Westborough, Northborough, Southborough, Stow, Bolton, West Boylston, Holden, Sterling, Spencer, Grafton, Brookfield, and Sturbridge; central Massachusetts including Worcester County, and Boston Metrowest Middlesex County.