Commonwealth Community Trust Blog

2.20.15 | Did you know that a special needs trust can be used to pay for…eye exams and eye glasses?

Health insurance, such as Medicaid or private health insurance, can pay for many medical expenses.  But what about important medical services and devices that are not covered by insurance or Medicaid, such as eye exams? The importance of eye care cannot be understated.  Routine eye exams are important to ensure that there are not any […]

2.10.15 | Important Milestones from 2014

2014 was an exceptional year for Commonwealth Community Trust (CCT). We are pleased to share the following: The growth of new clients continued with 1,121 beneficiaries served. Funded trusts under management increased to $38 Million. Note: The majority of Third-Party Special Needs Trusts are part of the Grantors’ estate plans and are not yet funded. […]

12.15.14 | Happy Holidays from the Staff of Commonwealth Community Trust!

11.15.14 | Did you know that a special needs trust can pay for…Prepaid Burial Expenses?

Once a special needs trust has been established, funds from the trust can be used in a number of ways.  Keep in mind that the trust must always be used for the sole benefit of the Beneficiary.  Today, we draw attention to using the trust to pay for prepaid burial expenses for the Beneficiary.   Thinking […]

10.28.14 | CCT Article featured on the Special Needs Alliance Blog

Future planning for a loved one with a disability can be overwhelming.  Taking the time to make a future needs plan now is important to prepare for the what-ifs when you are no longer here.  Learn more about about how to prepare a future needs assessment by reading a recent post on the Special Needs […]

3.21.14 | World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD)

Did you know?  One in every 691 babies in the United States is born with Down syndrome, making Down syndrome the most common chromosomal condition.  21 March 2014 will mark the 9th anniversary of World Down Syndrome Day.  Each year the voice of people with Down syndrome, and those who live and work with them, […]

3.20.14 | CCT Celebrates an Important Milestone!

At the end of 2013, CCT reached an important milestone of having served over 1000 participants since inception.  We are proud of our growth and the work that we do.  We recognize that our success comes in large part from the recommendations that we receive from attorneys, agencies and nonprofit organizations that serve the special […]

1.23.14 | CCT Now Accepting Applications for our Charitable Fund Award program

CCT Announces 2014 Charitable Fund Award Benefits Virginia Residents Living with a Disability Do you work for a public agency or nonprofit organization that serves individuals with disabilities? If you have clients who live in Virginia whose quality of life could be improved if they had access to additional funds, please consider applying for a […]

12.12.13 | How does the new Affordable Care Act (ACA) affect individuals with disabilities?

Health insurance is a topic on the minds of many Americans given the changes that will go into effect under the Affordable Care Act (ACA).  Recently, the  Special Needs Alliance published a great article on how this new healthcare law affects individuals with disabilities. For more information about the law and your health insurance options, […]

12.3.13 | Did you know that a special needs trust can pay for…Dental Services?

Once a special needs trust has been established, funds from the trust can be used for the benefit of the Beneficiary in a number of ways.   Today, we draw attention to using the trust to pay for dental services.   According to research published in The Journal of American Dental Association, individuals with intellectual and […]


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