• Frequently Asked Questions

    Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ

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Who benefits from a Special Needs Trust?

Who benefits from a Special Needs Trust?

People with physical, cognitive, or age-related disabilities who need:

  • Protection of eligibility for benefits
  • Assistance with financial management
  • Protection from financial exploitation
  • Investment expertise for a windfall, settlement, or award
  • Help maintaining compliance and reporting to state and federal agencies

How can the money in a special needs pooled trust be used?

How can the money in a special needs pooled trust be used?

Funds can be used for many items or services that will benefit the beneficiary, for example:

  • Home purchase, maintenance, remodeling
  • Telephone, cable television
  • Computer, internet, software
  • Vehicle purchase and maintenance
  • Supplemental care, including dental, vision, wellness
  • Adaptive devices
  • Entertainment, pet supplies, hobbies
  • Clothing
  • Travel
  • Education

Can I take the money out of the trust once it is established?

Can I take the money out of the trust once it is established?

No, by law, special needs trusts are irrevocable and may only be used on behalf of the beneficiary, with the guidance of a trustee.

How is the money invested?

How is the money invested?

SNTN has chosen a banking partner and co-trustee with highly specialized knowledge in trust investments. Funds are professionally and conservatively invested, within SNTN’s investment policy guidelines, by financial advisors currently managing more than $4 billion in assets.

What Area Does SNTN Serve?

What Area Does SNTN Serve?

We serve the entire state of Colorado. We can also accept trust Beneficiaries in another state, if that state accepts our Trust. Give us a call. If we cannot serve you directly, we will recommend another pooled trust organization.

CONTACT

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MAILING ADDRESS

The Special Needs Trust Network, Inc.
Rita Blackwood, Executive Director
3773 Cherry Creek North Drive, Suite 575
Denver, CO 80209