The goal of the Master Pooled Trust is to provide financial security to all people with disabilities, and thus a higher quality of life, knowing that their public benefits are safeguarded.
The Master Pooled Trust:
Even if the funder intends to fund the beneficiary's trust through a will or life insurance policy, the funder will have an opportunity to outline how they wish the funds to be distributed upon enrollment and completion of the legally binding Joinder Agreement.
The Arc of Texas will review and update the beneficiary's file annually to reflect current government regulations and the family's wishes.
For more information see the general guidelines for sub-account disbursements in our toolkit..
If you have other ideas for how you would like your family member to use his or her trust, but aren't sure if it would be considered a "supplemental need," please contact the Master Pooled Trust at 1-800-252-9729, (512) 454-6694, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Email: email@example.com // Fax: (512) 454-4956 // Mail: The Arc of Texas, Attn: MPT, 8001 Centre Park Dr, Ste. 100, Austin, TX 78754
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