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What is a Special Needs Trust (SNT)?

A special needs trust, also referred to as a supplemental needs trust (SNT), is an essential financial planning tool for people with disabilities who need to meet strict financial limitations to preserve eligibility for government benefit programs, such as Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Medicaid.  

Protecting Benefit Eligibility with a SNT

A supplemental needs trust is a special type of trust which, under Federal Statute and New York State law, allows a trustee such as NYSARC, Inc. to manage assets for the benefit of a person with a disability while preserving that person’s eligibility for government benefits and protecting financial assets for future use. 

Who Can Fund a Special Needs Trust?

An SNT can be established and funded by a person with a disability for their own benefit, or by a third party such as a family member or other loved one. 

NYSARC Trust Services offers a variety of trust programs to meet your individual needs including: 

FIRST Party - funded by the Beneficiary

THIRD Party - funded by someone other than the Beneficiary

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