Special Needs Trust
Managed by Jewish Family & Children’s Service and Combined Jewish Philanthropies, the CJP Disabilities Trust offers ways to set aside funds for a person with disabilities while preserving his or her eligibility for essential government benefits including Social Security and MassHealth.
CJP Disabilities Trust
The primary purpose of this special needs trust is to provide a lifetime of personal advocacy for each beneficiary, protecting his/her future well-being when family members may be unable to do so themselves. Personal Advocacy, funded by the CJP Trust, includes quarterly visits with the beneficiary and his/her service providers to make sure the beneficiary is receiving needed care, to monitor progress, and to purchase a variety of goods and services that enhance the beneficiary’s quality of life. Each beneficiary’s personal advocate also ensures that the beneficiary receives any additional benefits or services for which he/she may become eligible and continuously advocates to improve quality of life and quality of care.
The CJP Disabilities Trust is a “pooled” trust, meaning that funds placed in the Trust are combined for investment purposes, minimizing management fees. Each beneficiary has an individual account from which funds are drawn to pay authorized expenses.
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