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Whether or not the trust can be used to pay for long term care depends on the terms of the trust agreement. Typically there is a provision in trusts that states that the trust principal can be used for health care and maintenance including long term care. So you will need to review the terms of the trust agreement itself. Chances are there is a provision that will allow the trustee to invade the trust corpus/principal to pay for long-term care if necessary.
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