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A special needs trust created exclusively for personal injury victims.Get More Information
Protecting eligibility for needs based government benefit programs for your clients.Get More information
There are many benefits of SSNPT, from being created exclusively for injury victims, to protecting SSI/Medicaid eligibility. SSNPT also has sub-accounts available for those that are dual eligible (Medicaid/Medicare), as well as professional trustee services provided by FTWSN, and expert money management services. SSNPT is economical, easy to set up, and distributes to family at death.
A Pooled Trust is a special type of Special Needs Trust that protects an injury victim’s public assistance eligibility. The Settlement Solutions National Pooled Trust is the first pooled trust designed specifically for the special needs of injury victims. Our highly professional staff is experienced in dealing with the variety of issues faced by an injury victim post-settlement when dealing with Medicaid or SSI eligibility.
Provides an ongoing source of money for “supplemental needs”. Government benefits such as Supplemental Security Income and Medicaid will pay for a person’s primary living needs such as food, housing, and basic medical care. Anything beyond that is considered to be a “supplemental need”. The SSNPT is designed to provide a pool of the injury victim’s own assets that can be used to pay for these “supplemental needs”, which includes things like travel, entertainment, education, eyeglasses, insurance premiums, diapers, and other non-necessary medical supplies and services.
The Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1993 (OBRA 1993) is the Federal Law that allows for the creation of pooled trusts such as the Settlement Solutions National Pooled Trust. The federal statute permitting Pooled Trusts is 42 U.S.C. 1396p (d)(4)(C). SSNPT has been fully approved and certified by the Social Security Administration to be in compliance with the requirements for a pooled trust under section 1917 (d)(4)(C) of the Act and the relevant provisions of the POMS. Under federal law, a pooled special needs trust must be created and managed by a non-profit trustee. SSNPT is managed by the Foundation for Those With Special Needs, Inc. (FTWSN) who acts as the trustee.
Some individuals are dual eligible. In plain English, this means they qualify for both Medicaid and Medicare. In certain cases, a Medicare Set Aside/Pooled Trust Sub-Account may be necessary to preserve the dual eligibility.
“Many of my clients have joined or have helped a family member join the Settlement Solutions National Pooled Trust. My experience working with this pooled trust has always been very positive.”
-Derek B. Alvarez, Tampa, FL
“The Settlement Solutions National Pooled Trust are user friendly, fast, efficient and most importantly cost effective.”
-Anthony F. Diecidue, Esq., Tampa, FL