Articles

Below are some helpful articles and links to help you in your futures planning.

Futures Planning and Trusts

A Family Handbook on Future Planning

Sharon Davis, Ph.D., Editor (2003)

The Arc of the United States and the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Aging with Developmental Disabilities, Department of Disability and Human Development, College of Applied Health Sciences, University of Illinois at Chicago

Corporate Fiduciaries Are Shying Away From Special Needs Trusts

The Arc’s Special Needs Trust Program is well-established, managed by experts in the disability field, with Key Private Bank as the trustee and fiduciary.  We are committed to providing reliable professional services.”

A Futures and Estate Planning Guide for Families of Children and Adults with Disabilities

The Arc National: Futures Planning

Should You Get a Special Needs Trust for Your Child?

Naming a Special Needs Trust as Beneficiary for Your IRA or Retirement Plan

A Wake Up Call For Professional Trustees and Parents

 

Child Support

Continuation of Child Support for Severely and Permanently Disabled Adult Children

 

Housing

DDS_Independent Housing Information

A Consumer’s Guide to Homesharing

Home Repair for Elderly Program for Elderly and Disabled Adults

 

Transportation

Paratransit & Transit Accessibility

 

Government Benefits

Social Security Administration Supplemental Security Income

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is a Federal income supplement program funded by general tax revenues (not Social Security taxes). It is designed to help aged, blind, and disabled people, who have little or no income; and it provides cash to meet basic needs for food, clothing, and shelter.

Social Security and SSI for People with I/DD  and Their Families

Help for Representative Payees and VA Fiduciaries

Applying-For-Medical-Assistance

Medicaid and Medicare Dual Eligibility

 

Military Families

Military Survivor Benefits Program

 

Legal Representation

Power of Attorney

 

Other Information

Northern Virginia Funeral Costs

The Arc of Northern Virginia: Transition POINTS