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 ahead can help the Beneficiary and/or Advocates make informed and thoughtful decisions about funeral arrangements. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) website provides helpful information on consumer rights regarding funeral rules. To learn more, click here.