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What’s in a name?

Is there a difference between a Special Needs and Supplemental Needs Trust? Day-to-Day with ACT Our day-to-day special needs trust services include, but are not limited to: Supervising all aspects of the trust and at all times acting in the beneficiary’s best interests; Offering a line of [...]

What’s in a name?2021-10-05T09:48:48-04:00

NEW – ACH Option for Reimbursements

ACH information for both Pooled and Non-pooled ACT now has the option of automatic payment for reimbursement to your checking account.There is no fee for this transactionCompletely confidentialYou don’t have to be burdened waiting for reimbursement checksYou don’t have to worry about slow mail or lost checksAll that is needed is to simply fill out the ACH form [...]

NEW – ACH Option for Reimbursements2020-12-09T05:46:19-05:00

New Name for ACT – Ardent Community Trust of Pennsylvania

Greetings, As the Executive Director of ACT, I want to thank you for your confidence in ACT for the management and oversight of your Special Needs Trust. I also am excited to share news about ACT’s new name and our shared vision for the future. ACT’s mission remains the same for two decades; [...]

New Name for ACT – Ardent Community Trust of Pennsylvania2020-12-04T14:22:19-05:00

ACT Coronavirus Update

ACT coronavirus update Greetings, As you know, the health and safety of all clients, parents, families, and staff is of the utmost importance to us here at ACT. With coronavirus on everyone’s mind, we wanted to let you know what steps we are taking to ensure that our office is safe as well [...]

ACT Coronavirus Update2020-03-12T13:08:45-04:00

Planning Workbook AKA LOI

When should you start planning? We all have things we are going to get done tomorrow, next week or in the near future. As a parent or guardian, a document (Planning Workbook/LOI) that serves as a guide to individuals that may care for your child in the future simply can’t wait! Completing a [...]

Planning Workbook AKA LOI2020-02-19T15:43:41-05:00

State Institution Closures

Governor Wolf Vetoes Bill Seeking to Stop Closure of Polk Center Why should you care? First and foremost, it’s a social justice issue of discrimination against people with disabilities, including unnecessary segregation and isolation away from family members, friends and the community. Second, is the cost of maintaining this process while knowing that [...]

State Institution Closures2020-02-13T10:57:36-05:00

Glossary of Terms

Not sure what Grantor or Settlor means? How about Inter vivos? I'm sure as you have investigated establishing a Special Needs Trust, you more than likely have discover terms that are unfamiliar. You want to create a trust for a loved one or help them create their own trust and that's where things get [...]

Glossary of Terms2020-02-11T11:20:45-05:00

What kind of Trust is a Special Needs Trust?

Why a Special Needs Trust? A Special Needs Trust (SNT), also known as a Supplemental Needs Trust, is a specific kind of trust that is tailored for an individual with disabilities. The reason there are SNTs has to do with regulations regarding Supplemental Security Income (SSI). SSI is a government program that assists people [...]

What kind of Trust is a Special Needs Trust?2020-02-07T08:03:09-05:00


In 2001 ACT was incorporated as a non-profit charitable organization in Pennsylvania for the purpose of administering a pooled special needs trust for the benefit of individuals with disabilities.  Over the years ACT also became Trustee for other special needs trusts, including Third Party Special Needs Trusts, which are funded with the assets of someone other than the Trust Beneficiary; Non-Pooled Special Needs Trusts, which are funded with assets belonging to the Trust beneficiary; and, educational special needs trusts.

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