Seminar on Creating Trusts for People with Disabilities

Tuesday, April 26, 2005, at 7:00 pm at Arc Rehab Services

The Arc Rehab Services in Lebanon will host a meeting on Tuesday, April 26, 2005, at 7:00 pm to help parents learn how their child's personal needs can be met after the parents have died. The meeting will be held at the Arc Rehab Services center on 900 West Main Street, in Lebanon.

Parents will learn how they can leave funds in a trust for their child who is disabled without endangering his or her eligibility for programs such as Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Medicaid (including the Medicaid waiver). Leaving money directly to their child can endanger such eligibility.

SSI and Medicaid can pay for basic services, which are shelter, food, and medical care. While alive, parents often supplement these services so their child's personal needs, such as clothing and entertainment, are met. Leaving funds in a trust is a way for parents to continue meeting these kind of needs after they have passed away.

The meeting is open to all families, regardless of their child's mental or physical disability.

A representative from The Arc of Indiana will explain the program. The Arc of Indiana is a not-for-profit, statewide organization whose purpose is to help persons who are disabled. It has operated continuously since 1956. Most of its members are parents and other family members of persons who are disabled.

Regardless of your age, or your child's age, learning about this program can help you -- either now or in the future.

If you cannot attend, but do want information, call The Arc of Indiana at 1-877-589-8848 or (317) 259-7603.

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