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Advocate's Outline on Supplemental Needs Trusts

This in-depth training outline (updated January 2018) covers how Supplemental Needs Trusts work (both individual and pooled).  Explains how  they affect eligibility for SSI, Medicaid, and many different public benefits.  The 2018 edition includes:

  • Information on ABLE accounts as a possible alternative or supplement to SNTs, for those individuals who became disabled before age 26.
  • Changes in Section 8 and public housing asset limits enacted in 2016, and a 1st Circuit Court of Appeals decision issued in 2016 that finds distributions from principal held in an SNT are not income;
  • The Pooled Trust Notification Law enacted in December 2017!

Other information about Pooled Income Trusts - 


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