The Listen to Lawrence Letter: “Child” with Disabilities Clarification
August 4, 2021
Dear Clients and Friends,
Being that I am not a client of Davidow, would I be able to ask a question?
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In your e-mails and your book, Planning to Keep It, you use the term “child with disabilities” in many sections where you discuss leaving homes and assets to heirs. Does this term apply to any disabled offspring regardless of age? An adult son of age 50 for example? Thanks for the good work with your informative and enjoyable e-mails!
When I say “child with disabilities,” this will include a child of any age, including your 50-year-old son. In cases where I want to limit my comments to people under the age of 21 or 18, I will most often refer to them as a “minor” or “minor child” or “minor child with disabilities.”
As an example, the Medicaid transfer penalties have an exception where no penalty will apply if you transfer some or all of your assets, even at the last minute, to a child with disabilities. This “child” means a child of any age, including a 50-year-old son.
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Lawrence Eric Davidow