Benefits and Long-Term Planning

Benefits & Long Term Planning

Type of Service Definition Organization

Estate Planning

The process of deciding how to leave your money and resources to your children after your death including special needs trust funds

  1. 98 North Washington Street
    Falls Church, Virginia 22046
  2. @email
  3. (703) 532-3214


Parents with young adults with disabilities must make very personal decisions on how to best guarantee safety and well-being without taking away other rights. The law provides a range of options from power of attorney to limited or full guardianship and conservatorship.

The Virginia Guardianship FAQ

  1. P.O. Box 6357
    Newport News, Virginia 23606
  2. (804) 261-4046

The ARC of Northern Virginia

  1. 98 North Washington Street
    Falls Church, Virginia 22046
  2. @email
  3. (703) 532-3214

Medicaid Waivers

Provide funding for community services based on eligibility.

Virginia Department of Medical Services Assistance

  1. 600 East Broad Street
    Richmond, Virginia 23219
    ATTN: Director's Office
  2. @email
  3. 804-786-7933

Social Security

Benefits (SSI/SSDI)

Provides benefits to disabled adults and children who have limited income and resources.

Social Security

  1. Plaza 500
    Suite 190
    6295 Edsall Road
    Alexandria, Virginia 22312
  2. (800) 772-1213

SSI/SSDI Work Incentives (PASS and IRWE)

SSA does make allowances for costs associated with disability through application for an Impairment Related Work Expense (IRWE) or Plan to Achieve Self Sufficiency (PASS).

VA Access

  1. 7420 Fullerton Road
    Suite 110
    Springfield, Virginia 22153
  2. @email
  3. (571) 339-1305

Medicaid Health Insurance

Provides medical benefits to low-income people and people with disabilities who have no medical insurance or have inadequate medical insurance.

  • Payment of your Medicare premium
  • Inpatient hospital care
  • Physician’s services
  • Psychiatric services
  • Prescription drugs when ordered by a physician
  • Home health services
  • Clinic services
  • Podiatry services
  • Emergency transportation
  • Renal (kidney) dialysis clinic visits
  • Certain supplies and equipment
  • Skilled and intermediate nursing home care
  • Community based care
  • Rehabilitation services
  • Pre-natal care
Fairfax County Department of Family Services
  2. 12011 Government Center Parkway
    Fairfax, Virginia 22035
  3. (703) 324-7500
  4. Medicaid application for SSI recipients (pdf)