The updated 2015 Edition of MANAGING A SPECIAL NEEDS TRUST: A GUIDE FOR TRUSTEES 2015 is here. The 2015 EDITION includes updates on: Home and community-based services (HSBS) - opportunities for Medicaid beneficiaries to receive services in their own home or community; Tax law updates Housing, Recreation, Hiring Caregivers, and much more. As well as all the details you've come to expect in this comprehensive guide. The MANAGING A SPECIAL NEEDS TRUST: A GUIDE FOR TRUSTEES 2015 edition covers many topics you need to know, including: What trustees need to know about public benefit programs such as SSI, SSDI, Medicare, and Medicaid; Taxes and special needs trusts; Payment of recreation, transportation, and medical costs; Housing subsidies; and Trustee duties. The authors, who are all attorneys, bring many years experience in guiding trustees through the complicated rules of public benefits and special needs trusts. In clear, easy to understand language, the authors provide practical strategies trustees can use. By reading MANAGING A SPECIAL NEEDS TRUST, you will learn how a trustee can use trust funds to meet the financial needs of a person with disabilities and still comply with the complex rules of government benefit programs. THIS UPDATED BOOK IS RELEVANT TO ALL 50 STATES. While earlier editions were focused on Massachusetts' laws and procedures, this book applies to all states-the book covers uniform statues that have been adopted in most states. It also provides information on the rules of most major federal benefit programs that provide cash, medical benefits and housing subsidies to people with disabilities.