Supplemental Needs Trust

Supplemental Needs Trust

The Supplemental Needs Trust (SNT) Program monitors SNTs to ensure expenditures are made for the beneficiary (or disabled person) and to prevent the mismanagement or misuse of trust funds.

The SNT is a Medicaid planning tool used to shelter a disabled person's assets for:

  • Maintaining eligibility for governmental benefits like Medicaid
  • Enhancing the disabled person's quality of life by paying for needs Medicaid does not cover.

The Program also recovers monies from the trust—up to the total amount of Medicaid expended—following the death of the beneficiary. For more information call 212-274‐6708 or email sntprogram@dss.nyc.gov.

Forms

Submitting Documents by Mail

If you need to submit an annual accounting, additional documentation or anything else, please mail it to:

DSS Investigation, Revenue and Enforcement Administration
Supplemental Needs Trust Program
375 Pearl Street, 21st Floor
New York, NY 10038
Attn: Director

All Legal Papers should be served upon HRA at the following addresses:

HRA Office of Legal Affairs
Liens and Recovery Litigation Unit
150 Greenwich Street, 38th Floor
New York, NY 10007

An additional copy should also be served upon:

DSS Investigation, Revenue and Enforcement Administration
Supplemental Needs Trust Program
375 Pearl Street, 21st Floor
New York, NY 10038
Attn: Director