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John Bair

Using a Spend Down to Preserve Benefits, Prepare for Long-Term Security

Millions of adults and children with special needs rely on benefits from Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Medicaid to live their best lives. In fact, 86 percent of SSI beneficiaries in 2016 qualified due to a disability (rather than age). […]

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Helping People During the Difficult Times in their Lives

Our nonprofit, the Bairs Foundation, provides capital to families in need as they await settlement from a lawsuit. Unlike the “Get Cash Quick!” lenders out there – which often charge exorbitant interest rates — the foundation provides advances at seven percent simple interest. Simply […]

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NFL Settlement: Can Judges Regulate Plaintiffs’ Funding Deals?

For years, we have been watching the progress of the NFL concussion lawsuit, a landmark case that rocked the sports world. Now, the $1 billion settlement with retired NFL players is also raising questions about judicial power in regulating contracts […]

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Don’t Forget These Tips if You’re About to Receive a Settlement

If you’re going to receive a settlement as the result of a catastrophic injury, it’s normal to feel overwhelmed. You may have questions about what to do with the money. Should you invest it? Should you put it in the […]

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Legal Funding FAQ Series: Restrictions on Lawsuit Funding

Until you became a plaintiff in a lawsuit, you probably did not pay much attention to terms like “plaintiff funding,” “lawsuit loan” and/or “legal funding.” Now, if you’re struggling to make ends meet before your settlement arrives, your settlement will […]

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Everything You Need to Know About a Life Care Plan Analysis

When a certified life care planner develops a life care plan for an individual, they do not take into consideration funding issues and who will have to pay for what. Rather, they identify needs, and the costs associated with the […]

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Legal Funding FAQ Series: How Does My Lawyer Fit Into the Mix?

You’re not alone if you’re in the middle of litigation and struggling to make ends meet while you await settlement. At the Bairs Foundation, we know that while your world may stop due to a catastrophic accident, the world around […]

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What is a Life Care Plan (And Should Your Loved One Have One)?

A life care plan is a document that provides a suggestion for current and future needs-associated costs for an individual who has suffered catastrophic, life-long injuries as the result of an accident. Prepared by a certified life care planner, this […]

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Your Special Needs Trust Can Pay for These Things

Millions of people with special needs rely on government programs like Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Medicaid to pay for for essential goods and services. When a person receives an inheritance or settlement, however, the extra cash can impact his […]

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If You Haven’t Built Your Settlement Planning Team, You’re Missing Out

When you filed your lawsuit, you gathered a team of legal experts that aim to obtain the best outcome in your case. So, as you approach settlement, doesn’t it make sense to build another team with the financial expertise needed […]