N. Y. Social Services Law § 366, subd. 5 (f) - Law enacted Dec. 18, 2017 - NEW LAW enacted that requires the State Dept. of Health to provide written notice in plain language to an applicant for or recipient of medical assistance who reasonably appears to be eligible for medical assistance except for having income exceeding applicable income levels ... , that in certain circumstances the medical assistance program does not count income . .. if it is placed in a trust .... The notice shall be included with the eligibility notice ...and shall reference where additional information may be found on the department’s website....” L. 2018, Ch. 475, enacting A 5175-A /S 1241-A (Search bill bill number here )
Note that new State forms (486T and 1151) were released in October 2012 for proving disability, as needed for approval of a Supplemental Needs Trust. See this article for links to the new forms.
Also see these new tools to help clients who want to enroll in pooled trusts, developed by NYLAG:
This article was authored by the Evelyn Frank Legal Resources Program of New York Legal Assistance Group.