Medicaid is the public health insurance program for people of limited means. It is jointly funded by the Federal, state, and local governments. However, each state has its own Medicaid program, which completely different rules regarding eligibility and what services are covered. You should assume that any information provided on this website only applies to the New York State Medicaid program (also known as "Medical Assistance").
Supplemental Needs Trust - A legal tool used to help disabled people keep more of their income or assets without losing their public benefits. The technical definition is that they are irrevocable, spendthrift trusts that comply with the provisions of 42 U.S.C. § 1396p(d)(4). There are two types: individual SNTs and pooled SNTs. An SNT can also be a third-party trust, where the money is provided by someone other than the beneficiary.