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Protecting Resources for Medicaid & SSI Beneficiaries with Special Needs Trusts and ABLE Accounts

Authored By: Columbia Legal Services

The countable resource limit for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients and many Medicaid recipients is only $2,000. However, some of these recipients can protect additional resources in a Special Needs Trust or an ABLE account. This bulletin will explain these options and who can benefit from them.

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Last Review and Update: Mar 29, 2018