New amendments simplify social services law

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New amendments simplify social services law

Buffalo Business First wants us to know about recently signed legislation that simplifies the manner in which disabled New Yorkers may create Supplemental Needs Trusts:

Gov. Andrew Cuomo recently signed legislation that simplifies the manner in which disabled New Yorkers may create Supplemental Needs Trusts. In order to fully appreciate the significance of the legislation, a bit of historical context is warranted.

Since 1993, Supplemental Needs Trusts, or SNTs, have served to allow disabled individuals to benefit from financial resources that would otherwise render them ineligible for means-tested government benefits such as Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Medicaid…

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