February 2013

Part Two Treatment of Disbursements from Trusts. Although trust principal may not be considered an available resource to the beneficiary, disbursements from the trust may be considered income to the SSI recipient (trust beneficiary), depending on the nature of the disbursements. The following rules apply to both self-settled...

Part One Establishing a Self-Settled Special Needs Trust Is Easier Said Than Done: A Two-Step Process Under the POMS, the resource counting provisions of Section 1613(e) do not apply to a trust: 1. Which contains the assets of a disabled individual under 65 years of age: 2. Which is established...