For Individuals

If you are living with a disability and want to ensure a comfortable future without risking your eligibility for government benefits such as Medicaid, SSI and SSDI, the Georgia Community Trust can help.

Situations where a Trust may be necessary include:

  • Small to mid-sized Social Security lump-sum, back payments
  • Small to mid-sized personal injury and medical malpractice settlements
  • Avoiding monthly spend-down in order to keep under the $1,500 Medicaid and $2,000 SSI resource requirements
  • Inheritance

For example, you might be receiving a large sum of money such as an inheritance, a lump sum back-payment from Social Security or a lawsuit settlement. You can place those funds in a Trust, rather than spending all of your money quickly just to stay eligible for government benefits.