Trusts where the funds of many people with special needs are “pooled” may be a better option for some people t...Read more
The answer to this question is state-specific. Some states allow special needs trusts to pay off private medical bills before reimbursement for Medicaid expenses, but others don't. It's best to consult with a qualified special needs planner before paying any final expenses from a special needs trust, and you should certainly speak with a planner prior to reimbursing the state. For a list of planners in your state, click here.