Ametros and Trusts

Ametros & Trusts

Combining a Trust with Ametros’ settlement solution service, CareGuard, means injured individuals receive savings and maximum discounts on all healthcare expenses.


Ametros’ healthcare experts protect injured individuals’ interests by helping to coordinate their care and provide support to answer all questions and concerns about the billing, tracking and savings of their trust account.


Many injured individuals do not realize they are overpaying on their healthcare-related expenses when they pay directly out of the trust without administrative review.

Special Needs Trust

What is a Special Needs Trust

The primary purpose of a Special Needs Trust (SNT) is to protect a disabled individual who is receiving any means-tested government benefits (ie: Medicaid, SSI, Food Assistance, Housing Assistance, etc.) from losing those benefits due to receiving a settlement or injury award.  The funds received from a settlement usually exceed the asset/resource limits as determined by SSA and CMS, so a SNT is used in those specific circumstances.  Preservation of benefits is the main goal.  If you or your client is receiving a settlement and have additional questions on how to protect government benefits, contact us. 
 

Frequently Asked Questions


Q: I have been told I may need a Special Needs Trust. What is that?

A: A Special Needs Trust is used to assist disabled individuals with receiving goods and services with their settlement funds, while also protecting their needs based benefits, such as Medicaid and SSI. Contact us today if you have additional questions on why you may need a Special Needs Trust.


Q: I have heard about various types of trusts. How do I know what is right for me?

A: Navigating through the settlement options for your specific situation can be difficult. Leverage our expertise to discuss which solution may be appropriate for your workers’ compensation or liability settlement.


Q: What types of trusts does Ametros work with to administer future medical funds?

A: Ametros regularly works with trustees across the country to administer future medical funds held within any trust account. If there are any funds needed to pay for prescriptions, doctor visits, durable medical equipment, or any other medical expense; contact Ametros to determine which product fits your case best.


Q: How does Ametros help administer the future medical funds held within a trust?

A: Ametros coordinates with the trustee and can administer these funds through our CareGuard product. Please contact us today to discuss which option may work best for your situation.


Q: I am disabled and have a workers’ compensation or other settlement coming up, but I also have federal and state benefits. I have been told if I receive this money I can lose these benefits. What are my options?

A: If you have needs-based benefits, such as Medicaid, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), a Special Needs Trust (SNT) may be needed. This type of trust will protect your eligibility to receive any needs-based or means-tested benefits. Ametros is available to discuss SNTs and possible solutions for your settlement.


Q: I have Medicaid and a settlement in a Special Needs Trust. There are certain things Medicaid will not cover such as specialty wheelchairs and transportation. How can I get help purchasing these items?

A: Contact Ametros for specialized assistance in using Special Needs Trust Funds to purchase necessary medical equipment and services that fall outside the scope of Medicaid and other government assistance. We have discount contracts for items ranging from home modification and specialized wheelchair access vehicles to everyday medical supplies.


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