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The Maine Pooled Disability Trust is the first pooled supplemental needs trust in the State of Maine, and one of only a handful in New England. The Trust is designed to enable disabled individuals with assets to retain those assets yet still qualify for means-tested public benefits, such as Maine Care (Medicaid) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI). A disabled individual who receives a large sum of money, such as an inheritance, settlement proceeds from a law suit, or retroactive Social Security benefits paid in a lump sum distribution, would otherwise lose eligibility for these means tested public benefits. The Trust enables disabled individuals to retain assets and also serves as a way to manage those assets.

Trust beneficiaries use disbursements to pay for amenities which can greatly enhance their quality of life, such as vacation travel, art courses and supplies, pets, hobbies and entertainment. Disbursements can also be used to purchase additional support services that are not available through Maine Care or Medicare, but that are vital to a person's well-being. Trustees have knowledge and sensitivity about the needs of people with disabilities. Because the Trust is a pooled trust, administrative fees and overhead are minimized.
Maine Pooled Disability Trust
Ron Bansmer, Executive Director
P.O. Box 887
Augusta, Maine 04332
Phone (207) 967-6072
Fax (207) 480-1065
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