To ensure the health and safety of those we serve, our staff and our community, The Arc of Texas staff is working remotely. We are still responding to emails, and staff is available by phone at 1-800-252-9729 or 512-454-6694. Our goal is that everyone experience as little disruption as possible but please allow additional time to process any disbursement requests, new enrollments or other general inquiries. We appreciate your understanding as we navigate this unprecedented event.
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Why you can Trust the Master Pooled Trust
Affordability & Accessibility
The Master Pooled Trust was designed with lower fees and low minimum deposits. The low fees for establishing and maintaining a sub-account are attractive to families and beneficiaries, compared to a traditional bank trust. There are low minimum and no maximum limits on an account with the Master Pooled Trust. The Arc of Texas also knows and understands the issues families with disabilities face so we make accessing the money an easy process.
Safety & Security
The Arc of Texas' simple and prompt disbursement procedures allow beneficiaries and their families to use the funds to meet the beneficiary’s needs. Our Master Pooled Trust team continues to earn excellent customer service satisfaction ratings, and our investments are professionally managed by our Trustee.
Expertise & Skill
The Arc of Texas is a known and trusted organization with a 65 plus-year history of helping people with disabilities. The Arc of Texas knows the trust laws and governmental requirements, and how to best serve the needs of persons with disabilities
Value for Individual
Individuals who receive a personal injury settlement, Supplemental Security Income (SSI) back payment, inheritance or those with any holdings in a savings account may benefit, as the Master Pooled Trust enables them to use their funds while not jeopardizing their means-tested government benefits, like SSI or Medicaid.
Value for Families
Families are equally well served by the Master Pooled Trust. The Arc of Texas can hold, protect and administer inherited money in a professional, caring and cost-effective manner. Parents or family members who wish to provide funds to benefit their loved one with a disability can do so immediately or in the future from an insurance policy, an estate or other sources. And a third-party sub-account in the Master Pooled Trust helps ensure that your family member is cared for when you pass away.