"Midwest Special Needs Trust administers trusts that protect public benefits for people with disabilities. The organization is governed by a professional, values-driven Board of Trustees that includes family members of people with disabilities and individuals with business expertise. The Board's commitment includes providing affordable trust services to individuals and families of modest means."
A 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation recognized as a pooled trust as defined in 42 USC 1396p(d)(4)(C)

About MSNT

Missouri Family Trust was established as a result of advocacy by parents and professionals who realized that many obstacles hinder planning for the financial future of individuals with disabilities. The organization was created by statute (RSMo 402.199 – 402.208) in 1989 for the primary purpose of administering special needs trusts for persons with disabilities to protect important public benefits such as Medicaid and SSI.  As authorized and specified by statute, the Missouri Family Trust was incorporated as a non-profit and received IRS 501(c)(3) charitable designation.

Pooled Trust and MSNT Charitable Grant Program

In 1993 when Congress created public benefit exemptions for Special Needs Trusts, they included provisions to support not for profit trustees and their charitable missions. Federal Social Security and Medicaid statutes allow non-profit organizations to retain a portion of a trust account balance at the death of the beneficiary before Medicaid payback to be used by the trustee for its charitable mission.

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2017 Women’s Expo

MSNT Trust Specialist II Mary Lou Hughes with Jefferson City Zonta Club President Peggy Jensen at the 2017 Women’s Expo in Jefferson City, Missouri May 16, 2017.

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2017 MOKAN Trust Conference

2017 MOKAN Trust Conference

MSNT Trust Specialist II Mary Lou Hughes with Missouri Bankers Association Vice President Cheri Messerli at the 2017 MOKAN Trust Conference in Kansas City, Missouri May 10-12, 2017.

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2017 Missouri Public Administrators Conference

Executive Director Kathy Birkes and Trust Specialist III Casie Stephens attending the Missouri Public Administrators conference in Festus, MO April 25-27, 2017.

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2017 Camp Wonderland Case Manager Picnic

MSNT Trust Specialist III Casie Stephens with Camp Wonderland Executive Director Cory Polk at the Case Manager Picnic in Rocky Mount, Missouri on April 6, 2017.

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2017 Brain Injury Conference

MSNT Trust Specialist II Mary Lou Hughes and Cindy Evert Christ Project Manager with the Brain Injury Alliance of Nebraska at the 2017 Brain Injury Conference in Kearney, Nebraska March 23.

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2017 Missouri Oral Health Policy Conference

MSNT Charitable Trust Specialist Heather Allen and Executive Director Kathy Birkes with Missouri Coalition for Oral Health Executive Director Gary Harbison and Mike Jurkovich, DDS, with Clinical Restorative Sciences at the University of Missouri – Kansas City at the 2017 Missouri Oral Health Policy Conference in Jefferson City, Missouri March 9-10.

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2016 Nebraska State Bar Association

MSNT Trust Specialist Mary Lou Hughes and Nebraska Bar Association Assistant Executive Director Sam Clinch attending the NSBA Annual Meeting in LaVista, Nebraska.

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2016 Missouri Bar Annual Meeting

Executive Director, Kathy Birkes and Trust Specialist, Mary Lou Hughes at the 2016 Missouri Bar Annual Meeting in Lake Ozark, MO.

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Missouri Bar Annual Estate, Trust & Elder Law Institute

MSNT Trust Specialists Casie Stephens and Mary Lou Hughes at the Missouri Bar Annual Estate, Trust & Elder Law Institute on August 25-27, 2016 at the Sheraton Westport Chalet Hotel in St. Louis, Missouri.

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Nebraska/Iowa State Bar Association Conference

MSNT Trust Specialist Mary Lou Hughes with Sara Weber, J.D., Director of Continuing Education for the Nebraska Bar Association at the Nebraska/Iowa State Bar Association’s Solo & Small Firm Conference on Aug. 11-13 at the Ameristar Hotel & Casino in Council Bluffs, IA.

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