Special Needs Trust Fairness Act
On November 7, Senate Special Committee on Aging Chairman Bill Nelson (D-FL); Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Charles Grassley (R-IA); Finance Committee – Health Care Subcommittee Chairman Jay Rockefeller (D-WV); and Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Ranking Member Michael Enzi (R-WY) introduced the Special Needs Trust Fairness Act in the Senate (S. 1672).
The House companion (H.R. 2123) recently picked up six new cosponsors. The bill would allow people with disabilities to create their own special needs trusts without having to ask a parent, grandparent, legal guardian of the individual, or the court.
Now is the time to take action and contact your representatives and senators to ask them to cosponsor S. 1672 and H.R. 2123. Please share your stories and the importance of this change to 42 USC 1396p(d)(4)(A).Tags: special needs, trusts