About The Trust

About the Trust

The Family Network on Disabilities National Pooled Trust
The FND National Pooled Trust is a special needs trust for persons with disabilities of all ages from newborns to the elderly. Like all special needs trusts, it only has one purpose: People with disabilities can put their money in the Pooled Trust, still have access to it, and still qualify for Medicaid, SSI, and other government benefits.

Why is this so critical?
Because, under current law, if a person has more than as little as $2,000 in assets, they may not be eligible to receive benefits such as Medicaid. The National Pooled Trust helps people with disabilities keep benefits they may be receiving now and also makes sure that people who aren’t receiving benefits now are eligible to receive them in the future. The National Pooled Trust also helps people with disabilities and their families avoid the “spend down” of money and property in order to qualify for Medicaid or SSI. Everything over the allowable program limit can simply be transferred into the National Pooled Trust.

Who We Are And What We Do

Family Network on Disabilities is a nationwide network of families and individuals of all ages who may be at-risk, have disabilities, or have special needs and their families, professionals, and concerned citizens.

The mission of Family Network on Disabilities is to ensure collaboration that individuals have full access to family-driven support, education, information, resources, and advocacy and to serve families of children with disabilities.

Family Network on Disabilities (FND) was founded in 1985 by a group of parents of persons with disabilities who came together for mutual support and information-sharing. FND is a grassroots organization for persons with disabilities and their families that is family-centered and family-driven.

If you are a professional advocate, or care for someone with disabilities, take the steps now to protect their future. A Special Needs Trust can help preserve independence, choice, and quality of life. For more information about the Family Network on Disabilities Special Needs Trust Administration, please contact us today at Family Network on Disabilities

What We Provide

Quick Response

Quick Response

Our goal is to make sure that our beneficiaries have access to funds that they need, when they need them, with as little difficulty as possible. We have placed a premium on making sure that our beneficiaries have the highest quality of life possible. We have designed our system to be as easy to use as possible for persons with disabilities, their families, and those who work with them. Our fees are reasonable and highly competitive.

Service

Service

Our goal is to provide a “no mess, no fuss” solution to special needs trust administration to our beneficiaries and the professionals that serve them. We have designed our systems to provide the quickest service possible. Our staff is only a phone call away for personal service by real persons.

Especially during these times, transparency is vital and is our watchword.

Transparency

Especially during these times, transparency is vital and is our watchword. We structure all of our services to provide as much transparency as possible. We offer beneficiaries and their representatives instant access to balance and account information upon request. We also provide monthly statements and annual accountings.

FND has been in existence for over 25 years.

Stability

FND has been in existence for over 25 years. Our Special Needs Trust Administration program is just one of our many programs, including Federal and state grants for persons with disabilities, their families, and those that serve them. After the planning or litigation is done, we stay involved with families, and those who serve them in many different ways, helping them understand their rights and giving them information, training, and support to navigate the system.

Trust and Accountability

Accountability

Since we are fortunate to receive a number of Federal and State grants, we are required to have annual independent audits of all our programs and operations, including the trust administration services. Beneficiaries and those that work with them benefit from this added level of accountability.

Independent Financial Management

Independent Financial Management

We retain independent financial advisors, money managers, and custodians, who all serve at the discretion of the Trustee in an arm’s length relationship, thus insuring a separation of trust administration and finance management and reducing conflicts of interest.

What Does It Cost To Join?

The National Pooled Trust is available to everyone with disabilities, regardless of how much money they have. We disclose all of our fees, which we keep as low as we can.

We don’t charge any fees to set up an account that won’t be funded right away (such as one funded through life insurance). You can set up an account for now and have everything ready to go for when the funding is available.

How do I Join?

It is fast and easy to join the National Pooled Trust. You can either download and fill out and print out the required documents by clicking the links to the right.

Contact us at (800)-825-5736 and request a copy of the documents be mailed to you at no charge or obligation.

We can set up a trust account for you overnight. Any funds you deposit in the trust are available for your use as soon as they clear our bank.