ERIC Number: ED262494
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Now...and the Future: A Guide for Families with Handicapped Children and Adults. First Edition.
Hedgecock, Henry H.; And Others
Intended for parents of disabled children, the handbook addresses issues of estate planning and other legal matters concerning the child's future. An initial section on guardianship covers such aspects as how to obtain guardianship, duties, and alternatives to guardianships. Wills and trusts are examined in separate chapters which include information on making a will; probate, taxes, and administration; trust provisions; and selection of trustees. Life and health insurance considerations are followed by a review of such government benefits as social security, Medicare, Supplemental Security Income, and Medicaid. A chapter on military benefits charts the benefits and eligibility requirements of four programs, including the War Orphans' Educational Assistance Plan. Parents are urged to develop their own information system with data on the child's care, the family's personal affairs, the estate, and funeral or burial arrangements. A final section describes resources on the topic for residents of South Carolina. (CL)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: South Carolina Developmental Disabilities Council, Columbia.
Identifiers - Location: South Carolina