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New Website!

Posted on Jun 1, 2016 in News

New Website!

Midwest Special Needs Trust is happy to present our new website! We have tried to focus on usability and accessibility. Please explore our newest posts and browse the website contents. Are you having any trouble with the new site? Please let us know. Thank you!

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What is a Trust?

Posted on Nov 6, 2015 in Slider

What is a Trust?

A special needs trust is designed for beneficiaries with disabilities to protect important public benefits such as but not limited to medicaid and SSI. Special needs trusts provide a tool for families planning for a loved one with a disability. Special needs trusts can also be used when a person receives an inheritance or personal injury settlement proceeds to prevent reduction or loss of public benefits. Special needs trusts are sometimes known as supplemental needs trusts in the United States. A trust is a legal arrangement where one party holds the property of another for their benefit....

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Establishing a Trust

Posted on Nov 6, 2015 in Slider

Establishing a Trust

Establishing a special needs trust yourself or a loved one with a disability can seem complex and difficult to understand. However, it is an important tool to protect important public benefits like Medicaid and SSI. Midwest Special Needs Trust is available to provide support and assistance to help people with disabilities, family members, guardians and attorneys to establish a special needs trust.

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Using a Trust

Posted on Nov 6, 2015 in Slider

Using a Trust

Once established, Special Needs Trust funds can be used to supplement Social Security disability cash benefits and Medicaid. A trust of any size can make a meaningful difference in the life of the beneficiary. Requests for trust distributions include a wide range of items and services that can enhance the quality of life for the beneficiary. Examples include dental insurance premiums or dental work not covered by Medicaid, clothing, assistive devices and equipment to promote independence or communication, recreational and community inclusion, exercise and wellness activities, among...

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