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WAC 182-516-0125

Irrevocable pooled self-settled trusts for a disabled client established on or after August 11, 1993.

(1) This section governs how the agency or the agency's designee treats pooled self-settled trusts, for a disabled client established under 42 U.S.C. 1396p (d)(4)(c) on or after August 11, 1993, for medicaid eligibility purposes.
(2) A pooled self-settled trust established on or after August 11, 1993, is not an available resource if:
(a) The beneficiary is disabled under WAC 182-512-0050 (1)(c) when the trust is established;
(b) The trust is irrevocable;
(c) An account in the trust was established for the sole benefit of that beneficiary;
(d) An account in the trust was established by that beneficiary, the beneficiary's parent, grandparent, legal guardian, or by a court;
(e) The trust was established by and is managed by a nonprofit association;
(f) A separate account is maintained for each beneficiary of the trust, but, for the purposes of the investment and management of funds, the trust pools these accounts; and
(g) The trust says that:
(i) Upon the death of the beneficiary, or, for trust accounts established on or after August 1, 2003, when the trust account terminates or the beneficiary's disability ends, the funds will remain in the trust to benefit other disabled beneficiaries; or
(ii) The states that have spent medicaid funds for the beneficiary will receive all amounts remaining in the trust account for that beneficiary up to the amount of medicaid funds spent for the beneficiary.
(A) For trust accounts established from August 11, 1993, to July 31, 2003, the trust must pay the states when the beneficiary dies.
(B) For trust accounts established on or after August 1, 2003, the trust must pay the states when the beneficiary dies, the trust terminates, or the beneficiary's disability ends.
(3) The medicaid agency or the agency's designee does not apply a penalty period to a beneficiary for asset transfers into a trust, described under subsection (2) of this section, when the beneficiary is under age sixty-five as of the date of the transfer.
(4) Assets in trusts under subsection (2) of this section continue to be unavailable resources, even after the beneficiary turns age sixty-five.
(5) Asset transfers to the trust from the beneficiary, after the beneficiary turns age sixty-five, may be subject to a transfer penalty under WAC 182-513-1363.
(6) If a trust does not meet the requirements under subsection (2) of this section, see WAC 182-516-0130.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 41.05.021, 41.05.160 and 42 U.S.C. 1396p. WSR 18-04-037, ยง 182-516-0125, filed 1/30/18, effective 3/2/18.]
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