"Getting Your Money's Worth" with Judith West
- Financial Adviser, MetLife
Some 20 million families in the U.S. have a dependent with special needs. But only 10 percent have made plans for their care in the event the primary caregiver dies or is no longer able to function. George Orefici, special needs financial planner for MetLife's Division of Estate Planning, stresses that families cannot start planning too early. "The sooner you start, the more choices you have later on". MetLife provides workshops to inform families of benefits that may be available to them from Social Security, Medicaid and even food stamps and insurance options. "You don't just plan once," says Orefici. Laws change, family dynamics change. There's a lot to consider if something happens to a caregiver as discussed on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Themes: Special Needs, Estate Planning, Families
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