For the benefit of its consumers, the CLC Supplemental Needs Pooled Trust was established in 1996 to enable CLC clients and/or their loved ones to set aside monies for supplemental needs without losing government benefits, such as Medicaid and Supplemental Social Security (SSI). Six years later, Trust participation was opened to non-CLC consumers.
With the life expectancy of disabled individuals on the rise, planning for their futures has become a critical and immediate need. Therefore, families and loved ones of people with disabilities must plan today for needs that will arise next week, next month, and in years to come.
CLC Trusts enable participants living with a disability to maintain eligibility for government benefits and still set aside monies in trust to pay for their own supplemental needs. Funds deposited in a CLC Supplemental Needs Pooled Trust are available to participants to pay for items not covered by Medicaid or SSI, including vacations, clothing, certain medical expenses, and other extras that enhance their quality of life.