What is a Supplemental Needs Trust?

A Supplemental  Needs Trust (SNT) is a discretionary, spendthrift trust created for a person (beneficiary) who has a disability or is elderly and is designed as a way to supplement and enhance the lifestyle of the beneficiary and specifically not to supplant  the person’s public benefits. Public benefits  include Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Medicaid and Section 8 Housing. One […]

What to do with small tort awards

This article assumes a basic knowledge of both SSI and Medicaid for the disabled person. We also assume you have some knowledge of a Supplemental Needs Trust; if not, simply click here. (more…)

Trusts for Disabled People

“My youngest child has “XXX” (physical, mental, substance abuse issues). Why don’t we simply leave his share to our other son–he’ll take care of him”?

Trust for Disabled Person – Do they really work?

I’m Attorney Tom Mullen of Quincy Mass. and this blog is only going to discuss the trust that takes effect when […]

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    Why Use A Trust in Medicaid Planning?

Why Use A Trust in Medicaid Planning?

Tom Mullen Attorney MA

I’m Attorney Thomas R. Mullen of Quincy, and this blog will use my parents’ story and their use of an irrevocable trust to illustrate how a trust can save a lifetime of savings.

When we were younger my folks went out to eat once a week at Walsh’s restaurant in North Quincy. […]