You need to be careful when accepting monies from a personal injury settlement as may lose some government benefits. You can try a special needs trust and others. You need to speak with your lawyer and ask how to protect government benefits.
There is simply not enough information here to say one way or the other. On the other hand, there is probably too much information needed to make a posting here practical. I suggest you contact an attorney in your area, preferably one familiar with personal injury matters or special needs trusts. Assuming you had an attorney handling your late son's claim, he/she should be able to answer your question.
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Attorney Craig Post is absolutely correct. Your situation is much better suited to the question and answer session that can occur with a phone call or a meeting with a lawyer. If you have an attorney connected with this situation, that is absolutely the first place to start. If not, there are many of the best attorneys who will talk to you and flesh out your facts and circumstances and provide you with some initial guidance, without cost or obligation, and you are wise to take that step with an attorney in your area immediately.
More info is needed. Best bet is to get on the phone immediately with one of the lawyers in your state who answered above to discuss.
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