Who can act as the trustee of a supplemental needs trust?
Any adult that is of sound mind that is willing to assume the role can technically serve as the trustee. This being stated, there are certain qualities that the trustee should possess.
The person should be completely trustworthy and have good money management abilities. Anticipated longevity should be taken into account along with the ability to understand Medicaid and SSI rules and regulations. It can be a time-consuming task, and this is another consideration.
You could choose to arrange for a professional fiduciary like the trust department of a bank or a trust company to serve as the administrator of the special needs trust. If you go in this direction, you can be absolutely certain that the trust will be administered properly.