Burd Home Health is excited to announce our quarterly webinar series. Each month our consumer advisory board votes on topics they think other consumers and their caregivers would be interested in learning more about. Feel free to suggest a topic below!
Pooled Trust for Medicaid Eligibility
Tuesday, May 24th, 2022
A pooled supplemental needs trust (SNT) allows people with disabilities and seniors with disabling chronic health conditions to spend-down excess income in order to qualify for community-based Medicaid benefits, including home care and other long-term care services.
This allows people with disabilities to get the care they need and afford to pay bills to maintain independence in the community.
In this webinar, we will discuss the purpose of a pooled trust, eligibility requirements and how much it costs.
NYSARC Trust Services
Director of Outreach and Community Relations
Sarah Szewczyk joined NYSARC Trust Services as the Director of Outreach and Community Relations in 2016 to provide information and assistance to families and professionals who are seeking a pooled supplemental needs trust to qualify and maintain financial eligibility for Medicaid, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), and other means-tested benefits.
Sarah has presented on supplemental needs trusts and government benefit eligibility at events for the New York State Office for the Aging, at New York State Bar Association section meetings, and at various regional bar associations throughout New York State. She provides in-service trainings to attorneys, social workers, and service providers to raise awareness for the tools that can help people protect benefits and live independently in the community for as long as possible.
Sarah is responsible for cultivating relationships within the disability community to identify opportunities to enhance NYSARC’s supplemental needs trust programs and to build a network of resources to fulfill its mission of improving the lives of people with disabilities. She is a strong advocate for trust beneficiaries, helping the individuals maximize the benefits they receive while using the funds in their trust to provide for life-enhancing items and services.
Sarah has been working professionally in the marketing field for over 10 years and the not-for-profit sector since 2015. Sarah graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s in Science from Siena College School of Business (AACSB Accredited).