(b) A discretionary trust for the benefit of an individual who has a disability that substantially impairs the individual's ability to provide for his or her own care or custody and constitutes a substantial disability, is not liable to pay or reimburse this State or any public agency for financial aid or services to the individual except to the extent the trust was created by the individual or trust property has been distributed directly to or is otherwise under the control of the individual, except that this exception does not apply to a trust created with the property of the individual with a disability or property within his or her control if the trust complies with Medicaid reimbursement requirements of federal law. Notwithstanding any other provisions to the contrary, a trust created with the property of the individual with a disability or property within his or her control is liable, after the reimbursement of Medicaid expenditures, to this State for reimbursement of any other service charges outstanding at the death of the individual with a disability. Property, goods, and services purchased or owned by a trust for and used or consumed by a beneficiary with a disability shall not be considered trust property distributed to or under the control of the beneficiary.
(c) Except as otherwise prohibited by law, the court or a person with a disability may irrevocably assign resources of that person to either or both of: (i) an ABLE account, as defined under Section 16.6 of the State Treasurer Act; or (ii) a discretionary trust that complies with the Medicaid reimbursement requirements of federal law. A court may reserve the right to determine the amount, duration, or enforcement of the irrevocable assignment.
(Source: P.A. 101-48, eff. 1-1-20