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Supplemental Needs Trusts
 
document Overview - Supplemental Needs Trusts
Supplemental Needs Trusts (SNTs) are legal tools used to help disabled people keep more of their income or assets without losing their public benefits. SNTs were originally invented to allow parents of children with developmental disabilities to provide for them after they grow up without...
document Step-by-step guide to enrolling in the NYSARC Pooled SNT for Medicaid spend-down
This article is intended as a condensed road-map for using the NYSARC Pooled SNT to eliminate the Medicaid spend-down.  This article contemplates that the individual is applying for Medicaid in order to obtain home care services.  The sequence of events will be different if that is...
document Advocate's Outline on Supplemental Needs Trusts
This in-depth training outline (updated February 2012) covers how Supplemental Needs Trusts work (both individual and pooled), Appendix includes info on how  they affect eligibility for many different public benefits.   Note that new State forms were released in October 2012 for...
document List of Pooled SNTs in New York State
This is an unofficial list of non-profit organizations in New York State that offer pooled Supplemental Needs Trusts (or similar services) to people with disabilities.  We do not claim that this is an exhaustive list; there may be other pooled trusts in the state of which we are...
document How to use a pooled SNT to eliminate the Medicaid spend-down.
This memo explains how to use a Pooled Supplemental Needs Trust to eliminate the Medicaid spend-down (updated July 2013) 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. ...
document Legal Authorities Relating to Supplemental Needs Trusts
There is a confusing patchwork of Federal and State laws and regulatory guidance governing the use of Supplemental Needs Trusts in the Medicaid context.  This article is intended to collect some of these authorities in one place. One of the prerequisites for using a Supplemental Needs Trust...
document Medicaid Disability Determinations - NYS Forms & Procedures (with updated forms July 2012)
The Medicaid program has long had a procedure for determining disability for individuals who have not yet been determined disabled by the Social Security Administration.[1]   There are different reasons for determining disability. The procedure is primarily used for Medicaid...
document Medicaid Alerts --published by the Medical Insurance and Community Services Administration (MICSA) of New York City's Department of Human Resources (HRA)
HRA MICSA Alerts are periodic announcements of policy, staff and office changes published by the Medical Insurance and Community Services Administration (MICSA).  MICSA is the part of New York City’s Human Resource Administration (HRA) that administers HRA’s medically- related programs...


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