When a person suffers an injury, it can have devastating consequences on every aspect of their life. The ability to earn a living can be lost. Sky-high medical bills can accumulate in the blink of an eye. Credit can be ruined in an instant. Frequently, this leads to the need to effectively manage the personal injury recovery at the time of the settlement. This is where the Settlement Management National Pooled Trust (SMNPT) can help.
By joining the SMNPT, an injury victim can protect their settlement proceeds, have professional management of their monies with affordable trustee fees, and obtain needed healthcare coverage through the Affordable Care Act. SMNPT can provide taxable distributions to make sure the injury victim can get the maximum tax subsidies.
A pooled trust must be established by a non-profit organization. SMNPT was established by The Foundation for Those With Special Needs, Inc. (FTWSN). FTWSN is the Trustee of the SMNPT. FTWSN is a non-profit 501(c)(3) dedicated to helping those with special needs and supporting other charitable organizations that protect and promote the civil justice system. The Foundation was created as a way to give back to the civil justice system, support those who need its protections, and serve as a trustee for SMNPT.
THE TRUST ADMINISTRATOR
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SMNPT’s fees are by far one of the lowest in the country.
One-time fee at inception of $500.00
Annual fee: 1.5% (.75% fee for administration and .75% fee for asset management based on the assets held in trust)*
* Calculated as a percentage of assets held in the trust and taken out quarterly. For example, if there is $100,000 in the trust during each quarter, then the total annual fee would be $1,500 (1.5% x $100,000). It would be taken out each quarter in $250.00 increments.