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Please join OneOp Military Caregiving and OneOp Personal Finance Tuesday, August 15 at 11:00 a.m. Eastern, for our free webinar entitled ‘Estate Planning for Families with Special Needs.’

“Many special needs children will be financially dependent on others their entire lives. It’s crucial to have a plan in place that protects the long-term financial well-being of these dependents.”

– Mark Albertson, Estate Planning Specialist

Planning for the future is something everyone should devote substantial time and thought to, but especially families with special needs.

Join this collaborative webinar on August 15th to:

  • Explore the importance of this type of planning and decision-making.
  • Discover estate planning considerations across the life cycle of your family member with special needs.
  • Discuss powers of attorney and trusts including revocable living trusts and special needs trusts.
  • Look at needs-based public benefits like Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Medicaid.


Martie Gillen, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist for the Department of Family, Youth, and Community Sciences, in the Institute for Food and Agriculture at the University of Florida.

Continuing Education Credit Available!

The OneOp Military Caregiving concentration will apply for continuing education (CE) credit from UT School of Social Work for credentialed and licensed professionals. This webinar is also approved for 1.5 general CEUs for FinCert Certified Personal Finance Counselors (CPFC) as well as AFC-certified participants. Additionally, Certificates of completion will be available for participants interested in receiving training hours.

Interested in Joining the Webinar?

To join this event, simply click on “Estate Planning for Families with Special Needs.” The webinar is hosted by the Department of Defense APAN system but is open to the public.

If you cannot connect to the APAN site, an alternative viewing of this presentation will be running on YouTube Live. Mobile options for YouTube Live are available on all Apple and Android devices.

 This MFLN-Military Caregiving concentration blog post was published on August 4, 2017.