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Mission Statement

The mission of JLA Trust is to ensure that children and adults with disabilities are able to obtain a high quality of life by leveraging the power of community to assist with financial security and peace of mind.


  • Jewish Los Angeles Special Needs Trust (JA Trust) is a new nonprofit in Los Angeles County that provides pooled special needs trust services for people of all faiths in Los Angeles County.

  • A special needs trust is a legal way for persons with disabilities who receive means-tested government benefits such as SSI or Medi-Cal to supplement those government benefits without jeopardy of exceeding the income and asset limits of those programs.

  • JLA Trust provides professional trustee oversight and investment services at affordable prices for persons with disabilities, with both 1st and 3rd party pooled special needs trusts.

  • Clients enroll in our Trust by signing a Joinder Agreement, under one Master Trust that has been created by a lawyer with expertise in this area. Funds are kept in separate sub-accounts for each individual and only "pooled" for investment/management purposes.

  • In addition to the Trustee and Investment services, all of our clients receive a free, customized, loadable VISA card to pay for pre-approved services and goods, and also receive on-going individualized client services and help with navigating government programs and benefits.


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