First Friday’s Futures Planning: Disbursing from Your Special Needs Trust

  • 07 May 2021
  • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Online

What are the allowable expenses for special needs trust?

How can I pay my bills?

A special needs trust (SNT) can be used to pay for a broad variety of services for the beneficiary to enhance her/his quality of life, while at the same time allowing her/him to remain eligible for government benefits.

But using your trust money is not just about what’s allowed or not. Making good choices about how to use money is also important. It’s about staying consistent with government benefits eligibility, while fulfilling the overall intent of a SNT – to benefit the individual with a disability.

Join in-house expert Trinitas Nsabimana, The Arc of Northern Virginia Special Needs Trust Account Manager, on the ins and outs of disbursing from your trust:

  • What can SNT pay for?
  • How to disburse from your Self-Funded (SF) and Family-Funded (FF) SNT?
  • The disbursement process
  • Some reasons disbursement requests are disapproved
  • Budgeting

This online seminar is for those who:

  • Are starting research on how a SNT benefits your loved one with disabilities
  • Have an existing SNT with The Arc of Northern Virginia, and would like to know about the disbursement process in detail.

The Panel:

Trinitas Nsabimana, Account Manager of The Arc of Northern Virginia

Trini is your point of contact for special needs trust spending requests. She provides on-site and phone support to clients every day, working closely with our clients to ensure they have timely and effective access to funds. That helps clients pay for the services they need, such as medical, dental, and vision care, vacations, clothing, furniture, and utility bills.

Trini holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of District of Columbia and has extensive experience working with a variety of clients in different sectors.

Tia Marsili, Director of Trusts of The Arc of Northern Virginia

Tia oversees the Trust department and is your first point of contact for new trusts. She works one-on-one with families and individuals to plan futures and establish Special Needs Trust (SNTs). Tia connects with families, individuals, agencies and attorneys in Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, DC. She educates the community, various organizations and agencies about comprehensive Futures Planning and (SNT) services. Due to the health concerns caused by COVID-19 (coronavirus), and upon the guidance of local, state, and national health agencies, we will be holding this presentation via a webinar only.

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