The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and OneOp will host a free webinar discussing trusts and alternative accounts for individuals with special needs on June 26.

A person is signing papers on a desk. The OneOp webinar on June 26 will explore special needs trusts and alternative accounts.
The June 26 OneOp webinar will explore trusts and alternative accounts to help individuals with special needs to pay for medical expenses. (Laura McKenzie/Texas A&M AgriLife)

The free event will be held from 10-11:30 a.m. on OneOp, a virtual professional development platform geared toward providers who serve military families.

Participants can register by visiting Once registered, participants will receive an email with a link to the webinar, as well as instructions on how to join.

Webinar discusses basics of trusts, alternative accounts

Allison Packard, attorney, The Packard Law Firm, San Antonio, will be the featured speaker.

Rachel Brauner, AgriLife Extension program specialist, Bryan-College Station, said Packard will discuss the various types and the value of special needs trusts.

Participants will learn about the Achieving a Better Live Experience, or ABLE, account, which is a special account that can be used to help with medical expenses, Brauner said.

Participants will also learn how to select the appropriate trustee and the steps to direct income or assets into a trust or ABLE account, as well as how to apply military survivor benefit annuity payments into a first-party special needs trust.

There will be continuing education credits available for professional programs. Visit the OneOp website for a complete list. For technical support questions, contact OneOp at [email protected].

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