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FFFP – April 1, 2022 – Disbursing from Your Special Needs Trust

April 1 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

“What are the allowable expenses for special needs trust?”
“How can I pay my bills?”

A special needs trust (SNT) can be used to pay for a broad variety of things for the beneficiary to enhance her/his/their quality of life, while at the same time allowing her/him/them to remain eligible for government benefits. It is also used for money management purposes.

But using your trust money is not just about what’s allowed or not. Making good choices about how to use the trust is also important. It’s about staying consistent with government benefits eligibility, while fulfilling the overall intent of a SNT – to benefit the individual with a disability.

Join our in-house experts Trinitas Nsabimana, The Arc of Northern Virginia Special Needs Trust Account Manager, and Hannie Van Casteran, Account Coordinator, along with Director of Trusts Tia Marsili, on the ins and outs of disbursing from your trust:

• What can SNT pay for?

• How to disburse from your Self-Funded (SF) and Family-Funded (FF) SNT?

• What is the disbursement process

• Some reasons disbursement requests are disapproved

• Budgeting

This online seminar is for those who:

• Are researching how a SNT benefits your loved one with disabilities

• Have an existing SNT with The Arc of Northern Virginia, and would like to know about the disbursement process in detail

• Have a trust but don’t know how to use it.

Our Panel:

Trinitas Nsabimana, Account Manager
The Arc of Northern Virginia

Hannie Van Casteran, Account Coordinator
The Arc of Northern Virginia

Tia Marsili, Director of Trusts
The Arc of Northern Virginia

Trini and Hannie are your point of contact for special needs trust spending requests. They provide on-site and phone support to clients every day, working closely with our clients to ensure they have timely and effective access to funds. That helps clients pay for the services they need, such as medical, dental, and vision care, vacations, clothing, furniture, and utility bills.

Trini holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of District of Columbia and has extensive experience working with a variety of clients in different sectors.

Hannie received her Master’s Degree in Economics and Business Administration from the University of Maastricht in the Netherlands and has extensive experience serving economically vulnerable populations in her work.

Tia Marsili, Director of Trusts
The Arc of Northern Virginia

Tia oversees the Trust department and is your first point of contact for new trusts. She works one-on-one with families and individuals to plan futures and establish Special Needs Trust (SNTs). Tia connects with families, individuals, agencies and attorneys in Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, DC. She educates the community, various organizations and agencies about comprehensive Futures Planning and (SNT) services.disability.

Due to the health concerns caused by COVID-19 (coronavirus), and upon the guidance of local, state, and national health agencies, we will be holding this presentation via A WEBINAR ONLY.

All workshops presented by The Arc of Northern Virginia are FREE to attend, but pre-registration is required.

Register for the event here


April 1
10:00 am - 11:30 am
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