July 2020

Trump Administration Requests Supreme Court Review of Medicaid Work Requirements
For the past two and a half years, the Trump administration has been pushing states to adopt policies requiring certain Medicaid recipients to work in order to...
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Study Points to High COVID-19 Infection Rates in Group Homes
People with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) living in group homes are four times as likely to contract COVID-19, and nearly twice as likely to die from it, a new [...]
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Disability Rights Advocates Push for End to SSDI Waiting Periods
More than three dozen disability rights groups are urging Congress to end two burdensome waiting periods that Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) recipients must currently endure.
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Child Support and Special Needs: Six Important Questions
Parents of a child with special needs know that they must plan for the child’s care and support, especially if the child is unlikely ever to be able to earn [...]
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COVID-19 Has Loosened Some ADA Workplace Protections, So Know Your Rights
As the economy gradually re-opens, employees with disabilities may be particularly vulnerable to workplace discrimination, and should be aware of their rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
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Theft From SNT Highlights Value Of Using A Professional Trustee
A New Jersey man has been charged with stealing $330,000 from the special needs trust (SNT) of a man living in a long-term care facility. The case highlights the importance [...]
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Kennedy Scion Pleads Guilty to Embezzling Structured Settlement Funds, While Industry Expert Says Feds Were…
A scion of the Kennedy family has pleaded guilty to embezzling nearly $8 million that was intended to purchase structured settlement annuities for children who were plaintiffs in medical malpractice [...]
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