Pooled Trusts Operated by Chapters of The Arc

Many chapters nationwide offer pooled special needs trusts to help people with disabilities pay for the things they want and need in their life while protecting their public benefits.

Pooled special needs trusts are run by non-profit organizations, like chapters of The Arc. Individual accounts are established for each beneficiary, but the accounts are pooled together for investment purposes. Beneficiaries or a designated representative make requests to use the trust money. The pooled trust manager will decide whether to approve the request. The pooled trust manager is responsible for complying with federal and state laws regarding special needs trusts.

Pooled trusts are often more affordable than individual special needs trusts and offer consistency for the beneficiary.

This database can help you find a chapter of The Arc near you that runs a pooled trust.