Eugene, OR asked in Estate Planning and Real Estate Law for Oregon

Q: Can a house be held in a Supplemental Needs Trust? I though that a house is not defined as a supplemental need.

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Nina Whitehurst
Nina Whitehurst
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  • Estate Planning Lawyer
  • Crossville, TN
  • Licensed in Oregon

A: Yes a house can be held in a supplemental needs trust but you should discuss all of your options with an experienced special needs attorney. That might not always be the best idea.

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Joanne Reisman
Joanne Reisman
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  • Estate Planning Lawyer
  • Portland, OR
  • Licensed in Oregon

A: This is a pretty complicated situation that needs to be discussed with an Elder Law Attorney. Here is one article that points out some of the issues: https://www.specialneedsalliance.org/the-voice/buying-a-house-for-a-special-needs-beneficiary-proceed-with-care-2/

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