Q: What role does can a special needs trust play in supporting a beneficiary’s recovery with mental illness?
A: A special needs trust can be used to pay for items and services to assist the beneficiary, such as rehab and therapy. It can pay for items that can help the beneficiary cope with certain types of mental illness. It can also pay for medications that government benefits or insurance do not cover.
Darlene A. Kemp, MPH, MBA-HCM, Executive Director
-Vista Points Special Needs Trusts, www.vistapoints.org-888-422-407