• When is a Trust a Special Needs Trust?
  • August 23, 2010 | Author: Janet L. Lowder
  • Law Firm: Hickman & Lowder Co., L.P.A. - Cleveland Office
  • "Special Needs Trust" (SNT, sometimes called a "supplemental needs trust") is a generic term for a trust designed to supplement the means-tested government benefits of a beneficiary with a disability. If you think that none of your clients or their adult children would ever need government benefits, think again. By maintaining eligibility for cash income and health insurance, a family may stretch its collective resources to care for the individual with disabilities over time.