Protect Your family is available to all residents of New York State, including the elderly, who have been determined disabled by the State of New York and wish to be enrolled in Medicaid but has a monthly income or excessive resources prohibiting them from being eligible for the program.
Opening up an Account:
The trust account must be established by the beneficiary, their Guardian, or a Power of Attorney. Simply fill out our Joinder Agreement, sign and notarize. You will also need to fill out a Submission Checklist along with it.
Please mail the original copy along with the sign up fee and any supporting documents to:
PYF POOLED TRUST DEPARTMENT
303 Merrick Road
Lynbrook, NY 11563
All checks should be made payable to:
PROTECT YOUR FAMILY
(please list Beneficiary's name on Memo Line)
Funding Your Account:
In order to fund your account, you will need to deposit the surplus amount, as determined by Medicaid, every month.
There are three ways by which you can fund the trust account monthly:
Getting Bills Paid:
- Manually write out a check for the surplus amount and mail it in. Please make sure client name and PYF account number is listed on the check.
- Set up Automatic Bill Pay through client's bank account. The bank will then mail PYF a check for the surplus amount each month. This is a monthly automatic payment from Client's account that gets mailed to PYF.
Once you have begun to fund your trust, you can begin to send in bills for payments.
Payment can only be made for items that are considered an "allowable expense." It must be an expense that is for the sole benefit of the Beneficiary, in the Beneficiary's name, and specifically provides for the Beneficiary's needs, wants, care, education, training, rehabilitation and/or comfort, as well as, any other expenditure allowable by applicable laws.
Sample allowable items are:
rent, mortgage, property taxes, homeowners insurance, car insurance, utilities such as gas, electric, cable, water, telephone, cell phone, credit cards with allowable charges such as groceries, clothing, pharmacy, furniture, so long as it is in the client's name and for the client's use. (*Please note this list is not inclusive)
There are two types of bills that can be sent in:
Payment requests along with a copy of the bill can be sent via:
- Recurring Payment – these are bills that are the same amount every month (i.e. Rent). You can set them up as an automatic payment with PYF by filling out a Recurring Request Form. (can we set up a link to form?) along with a copy the bill itself. The payment will automatically go out every month based on the information you supplied. There is no need to send in the request again once it is set up.
- Individual Bill – these are bills that you either want paid one time (i.e. a landscaping bill) or that fluctuate in amount month-to-month (i.e. credit card bill). A Distribution Form will need to be filled out and sent over along with a copy of the bills.
PYF POOLED TRUST DEPARTMENT, 303 Merrick Road, Suite #505 Lynbrook, NY 11563
Sent to your assigned trust account staff member.
We accept all clients who want to transfer to the PYF Trust from another New York State Medicaid pooled income trust. Just fill out the Joinder Agreement
and Submission Checklist
. Send the forms along with proof of current trust and the sign up fee will be waived!
**Please refer to our Policies and Procedures
for a more detailed listing.**