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Special Needs Trust

What is a Special Needs Trust?

A special needs trust (SNT) is a unique trust that follows specific Social Security rules to allow a person receiving Social Security benefits to also receive some benefit from a trust. Normally, if a person receiving benefits from Social Security receives a large sum of money (e.g. an inheritance), they will lose their Social Security benefit.

If a proper SNT is established, the person can continue to receive their Social Security benefit, while simultaneously receiving money from the SNT. There are limitations on what a SNT beneficiary can receive money for, and those rules are outlined by Social Security. However, the money can be used so the person may enjoy a higher quality of life, without losing the ability to live day-to-day. Please call our office for more information.