Special Needs Trusts and ABLE Accounts for Individuals with Disabilities,
their Families and the Professionals Who Support Them
Thursday, April 4, 2019 | 12:00 – 1:00 PM
Presented by Pamela C. Tames, Esq., Executive Director of PLAN of MA and RI
Individuals with disabilities and the families and professionals who support them may want to begin preparing for the future – or would like to check on their progress – and need to feel empowered to make wise decisions with good information and tools.
This webinar will provide information about the major planning vehicles – special needs trusts and ABLE accounts – that are used to help people with disabilities become and remain eligible for need-based government benefits while preserving the use of personal assets to supplement care and ensure a fulfilling life.
Participants will learn how to:
- Understand planning tools available to protect resources and preserve public benefits
- Consider how certain of these tools support direct services and case management
- Identify key decision points and milestones
Executive Director of PLAN, the Planned Lifetime Assistance Network of Massachusetts and Rhode Island, Pamela C. Tames, Esq., has more than 20 years’ experience developing and leading programs for vulnerable individuals and families—across the nonprofit, health, legal, and human services sectors. Her career has been defined by passionate efforts to advance the health and well-being of others, particularly people with disabilities. A thought-leader in the field, Pam has engaged in individual and policy advocacy, presented at professional conferences, and published on policy and programming. She holds a law degree from New York University School of Law and a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Binghamton University. Pam has also been named one of the Top Women in Law by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, and received a President’s Award from the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Massachusetts Chapter.