As we continue to grow, we never forget that our primary mission here at Wispact is to support every individual we have the honor to serve. This month we’d like to share a story from Jacki, caretaker of one of our beneficiaries. There are many adult children supporting their parents and although Wispact’s benefits apply directly to the beneficiary, they also indirectly support those who care for them.
Jacki’s mother, Arlene, worked until she was in her early seventies as a personal assistant, but due to financial constraints she needed Medicaid. Although Arlene’s condition (bi-polar mental illness) was challenging, she overcame and not only survived, but thrived. It was during that process that Jacki became aware of Wispact and learned about the benefits available through a pooled trust.
“Wispact has been a Godsend. They’re absolutely fantastic. They’re just mission driven and experts at what they do,” Jacki concluded.
To shelter Arlene’s modest savings while retaining her benefits, the family opened a Wispact Trust. “I had never heard of this before then. I thought it was a really ingenious idea to pool resources to husband scarce monies. Wispact has really been there for us and I don’t know what I would have done without them,” Jacki said.
The funds from the Wispact trust have been put to good use and include hearing aids and dental care. Jacki has reported that Arlene was recently able to get the dental care she needed and is “SOOOOOO happy” with her new front teeth.
Wispact’s mission is to improve the lives of people of all ages with disabilities across Wisconsin through the management of special needs trusts to provide more choice, more opportunities, and a better quality of life.
Our special needs trusts are created to help preserve the assets of people with disabilities without endangering their eligibility for public benefits or placement on waiting lists.