Special-Needs Trusts: How They Work and What Has Changed

The American College of Financial Services
The Wall Street Journal
June 7, 2021

For many families and individuals caring for those with special needs, a special needs trust (SNT) is a go-to financial vehicle for ensuring the ones they care for can get by on their own, both during their caregivers’ lifetime and after they are gone. But as with many elements of financial planning, the use of SNTs has become more complex over time.

The College’s Chartered Special Needs Consultant (ChSNC®) program and faculty members like Professor of Practice Ed Slott are working to address the needs of individuals with special needs and their caregivers. Learn more in this article from The Wall Street Journal.

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