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A Review of the SMART Act
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued a final rule related to the Strengthening Medicare and Repaying Taxpayers Act of 2012 (the SMART Act). The rule establishes a formal appeals process for applicable plans in situations whereRead More

Robert Mascali, Esq. Joins The Centers
Please join us in welcoming Robert P. Mascali, Esq. to The Centers. Robert will be working primarily in New York and New England assisting individuals, families and their attorneys regarding public benefit compliance both now and in the future. WithRead More

Will ABLE Act Accounts Replace Special Needs Trusts?
Legislation signed into law by President Barack Obama in late 2014 to further protect the assets of disabled individuals while maintaining their qualification for means-tested benefits such as Medicaid and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is making its way through stateRead More

How Affordable Care Act Affects Individuals With Disabilities
A recent decision by the United States Supreme Court upholding Affordable Care Act subsidies has further validated the staying power of the healthcare reform that, since being signed into law in 2010, has survived 50 votes in congress and multipleRead More

SMART Act Associated Documents Released
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) now has a formal appeals process for liability insurance (including self-insurance), no-fault insurance and workers’ compensation plans. It became active April 28, 2015, and applies to demand letters issued on or afterRead More

SMART Act and Section 201 is FINAL
Beginning April 28, 2015 the changes will go into effect giving Applicable Plans the right to appeal recovery demands.  Please see the link below to the Federal Registry for full details.

A Family Has Peace of Mind and a Loved One’s Future is Protected
Attorney Cathy Lerman shares how The Center for Special Needs Trust Administration, Inc and the Florida Pooled Trust, will help to protect her child’s future. Read more at

Vincent LeCavalier in “Heart” for The Centers
The Centers is thrilled to share our “Heart” video featuring Vincent LeCavalier of the Philadelphia Flyers. Vincent LeCavalier and The Centers share a common belief: anyone can make a difference in the community, regardless of whether someone has a disabilityRead More

The Center for Special Needs Trust Administration, Inc. Recognizes Hannah & Friends Organization
The Center for Special Needs Trust Administration, Inc. supports Hannah & Friends in their mission to promote “Awareness and Compassion” for all individuals with special needs. We are very proud to share that this wonderful program received recognition from RepresentativeRead More

Special Needs Trusts and the Sole Benefit Rule
The Centers is excited to announce that Co-founder, John Staunton, Esq., of The Center for Special Needs Trust Administration, Inc., was a presenter at The National College of Probate Judges 2014 Fall Conference in Naples, Florida.  The Conference took placeRead More