To ensure the health and safety of those we serve and our community, The Arc of Texas staff is working remotely. We are still available by email and phone at 1-800-252-9729 or 512-454-6694.

Our goal is that you experience as little disruption as possible, but please allow additional time to process any disbursement requests or new enrollments.

As we thaw from the winter storm, we will prioritize any requests for emergency funds.    We appreciate your understanding as we navigate this difficult situation alongside you.

The Master Pooled Trust:

  • Serves any Texas resident who meets the definition of a person with a disability under the Social Security Act
  • Provides for the needs of people who have disabilities, while allowing them to remain eligible for government benefits such as Medicaid and Supplemental Security Income
  • Offers an affordable alternative to traditional bank trusts
  • Has low enrollment costs
  • Requires low minimum and no maximum funding requirements
  • Has low annual consultation fees for funded accounts; no annual fees for non-funded accounts
  • Is managed by The Arc of Texas, a nonprofit organization with over 60 years of experience in serving people with disabilities
  • Has simple and prompt disbursement procedures, with excellent customer service satisfaction ratings
  • Can be funded with the person's own money or with money from a friend or family member
  • Investments are professionally managed by our Trustee

Any Texas resident under the age of 65 who meets the Social Security Administration's definition of a person with a disability can benefit from the Master Pooled Trust. It is designed so that all individuals with disabilities and their families can benefit from the Master Pooled Trust.

Key Features of The Master Pooled Trust