Planning for People with Special Needs

Date: Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Time: 5:15pm - 7:30pm
Location: Arizona Inn, 2200 E. Elm Street
Speaker: Craig Reaves

Registration and cocktails

5:15pm – 5:45pm


5:45pm – 6:30pm


6:30pm – 7:30pm


Register below by Friday, Feb. 16th

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Please find the link to the handout below.

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About the speaker

Mr. Craig C. Reaves, CELA, is an attorney with Reaves Law Firm, P.C., in Kansas City, Missouri.  He practices law in Kansas and Missouri with major emphasis in the areas of estate planning, elder law, special needs trusts, and planning for persons who have a disability.  Mr. Reaves is a Past President of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) and the Missouri Chapter of NAELA. He is a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC), a Fellow of NAELA, a Charter Member of the Council of Advanced Practitioners of NAELA (CAP), and a member of the Special Needs Alliance. Mr. Reaves was one of the first attorneys to become a Certified Elder Law Attorney (CELA) by the National Elder Law Foundation, and has continued to be certified since 1995.  He has been selected for inclusion on the Kansas and Missouri Super Lawyers list for every year since 2005 and has been included in the current editions of The Best Lawyers in America since 2007. He is a former member of the Disciplinary and Ethics Commission of the Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) Board of Standards. He is an adjunct professor of law and teaches an Elder Law course at the University of Kansas School of Law and the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, and a Disability Law Course at Stetson University College of Law in Gulfport, Florida.

About the program

Do you know how to respond when someone asks you: “How do I give assets to a person who has a disability without causing loss of SSI and Medicaid assistance?”, or “How can I keep my public assistance when I have too much money?”  This presentation will provide the information needed to help the person who asks these questions.  By the end of this presentation you will know which public assistance programs are needs-based and what options are available to financially help a person without jeopardizing their public assistance. You will also learn about ABLE accounts, the different types of special needs trusts, and the characteristics of each.


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