A special needs trust, sometimes called a supplemental needs trust, is a legal vehicle enabling assets to be held on behalf of someone with disabilities without affecting their eligibility for public benefits such as Medicaid or SSI. While assets held by the trust are not "countable" for the purpose of qualifying for such programs, there are strict regulations regarding disbursements. Special needs trusts are meant to supplement the funds and services available through government programs.
If you have a child or grandchild or even a parent with disabilities and have questions about special needs trusts, give us a call at 253.858.5434. We serve clients throughout Washington and Idaho and are available to meet in person, by phone, or via Skype.