What services are not provided by public benefit programs?

Usually people who receive SSI have meager funds available for basic living expenses.  SSI pays for food and shelter related expenses, and allows a small amount of money, which may be as little as $30 a month, for a personal care allowance.  A trust can pay for supplemental needs that include eye and dental care, eye glasses, hearing aids, clothing and other items and services that would enhance the Beneficiary’s quality of life.  (See How the Trust can be Used.)