Special Needs Trusts

A View into The Arc Master Trust, Trust I

The Arc Master Trust, Trust I, helps families provide for their loved ones after they are gone. Listen in as Michelle talks with Melissa Justice, Trust Director; and Jill Ginn, Assistant Trust Director, to learn…

Taking the Fear Out of Medicaid, SSI Eligibility – Special Needs Trusts

Becoming eligible or remaining eligible for government benefits can be a scary prospect.   The Arc Master Trust can make this prospect much less scary. The resource limit for Medicaid is $1,500 and the limit for SSI is $2,000. If you have more money than this in bank accounts (CD’s, checking, savings, etc), savings bonds,…

Future Planning – SSI and Food and Shelter Costs

In planning for the future of a loved one with a disability, it is important to know what government benefits he or she may qualify for, and what those benefits will provide.  If you or a loved one is already receiving government benefits, it is important to know show they can be used.  In this…

Understanding Special Needs Trusts – Medicaid Prohibits Commingling Funds

Last week The Arc received an emergency phone call from a father.  John Dickerson, Executive Director of The Arc of Indiana took the phone call. The father explained that during his son’s annual Medicaid Recertification, the Medicaid caseworker informed dad that he was not allowed to add his son’s work income to the Special Needs…