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Special Needs Fairness Act One Step Closer to Becoming Law

At the present time, Special Needs Trusts (SNT) may be established by a parent, grandparent, Court or Guardian for a person with special needs under the age of 65 using that person's funds.  This allows a persons whose assets exceed the Medicaid limits to have a SNT established for them and have the "excess" assets transferred into this SNT to continue to receive Medicaid benefits.  The trust funds may be used to provide for many services and items uncovered by Medicaid. After the death of the individual, any remaining funds must be used first to repay Medicaid for benefits previously provided.