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What is a supplemental needs trust (SNT)?

A Supplemental Needs Trust (SNT), also known as a special needs trust, is a document that’s drawn up to enable a disabled individual under the age of 65 to retain eligibility for SSI and Medicaid. SNTs are used in significant TBI cases especially where there is a likelihood of financial recovery in a lawsuit by […]

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What is SSI?

SSI (Supplemental Security Income) is a federal program that gives a cash stipend to the aged, blind and disabled who then also automatically receive Medicaid benefits.

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Substantial Reduction of Award for Future Pain and Suffering Damages in Knee Injury Case

June 19th, 2017

On September 28, 2010, Susan Sermoneta was waiting for a subway train at West 181st Street in Manhattan when another passenger, David Cloud, slipped on a slimy substance on the subway platform that ha... ...

Pain and Suffering Verdict Affirmed for Scar on Infant’s Cheek

June 5th, 2017

On August 25, 2011 Erica Abreu was admitted to Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx for an elective Caesarean section. The delivery, by two obstetrician-gynecologists, took only about 15 minutes and... ...

Erroneous Preclusion of Evidence Requires Retrial of Damages Verdict in Spinal Injury Case

May 30th, 2017

On November 23, 2011 Melissa Shillingford was stopped for a red light on Beach Avenue at the Cross Bronx Expressway intersection.  As the light turned green, her 1997 Honda Accord vehicle was struck... ...

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