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Re California snt. Trusts

Can a special needs trust...
Re California snt. Trusts


Can a special needs trust beneficiary who is not mentally but physically disabled and receiving California ssi income be a future co trustee of a separate family trust
That will fund co trustees special needs trust upon death pf settlor?

Can a special needs trust beneficiary be a co trustee or co executor of a family trust
Upon death of settler, parent.


Can a special needs trust beneficiary be a co executor pr even executor of a parents will
And also hold power pf attor ey if that beneficiary is not mentally incompetent but rather
Physically pr nuerplogi ally impaired, disabled but has good powers pf reasoning?
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John Elder
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Welcome! Thank you for your question.

Yes, the SNT beneficiary can be executor of the parents' Will. The beneficiary can also be trustee of a trust created in the parents plan.

However, the disabled beneficiary should not be trustee of any trust that is created for the benefit of the disabled beneficiary. This is because a SNT is a purely discretionary trust at it heart. The trustee has ultimate and full discretion on the use of the trust assets. If the beneficiary is also the trustee that ultimate discretion gives the beneficiary too much control and therefore social security will not exclude them.

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