POSTS BY : Roslyn Cassidy
Nearly 110,000 Died Awaiting Disability Benefit Appeals Between 2008 and 2019
Those who apply for disability benefits and are initially rejected can appeal, and more times than not they end up winning their case.  But a new Government Accountability Office (GAO) report [...]
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Disability Advocates Warn Trump’s Payroll Cut Will Play Havoc with Social Security’s Finances
A new executive order from President Trump that would cut half of Social Security’s funding threatens the program’s financial foundation, disability advocates are warning. The Social Security program, including Social Security [...]
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Feds Once Again Delay Rule to Help People with Disabilities Remain Part of Their Community
The Trump administration has, for the second time, delayed compliance with new regulations designed to ensure the independence of people receiving services through Medicaid-funded Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) waivers. HCBS waivers are [...]
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Understanding the Differences Between a Living Trust and an Irrevocable Trust
You may be thinking about setting up a trust. Before you commit to a plan, make sure you understand the differences between the two basic types of trusts. ...
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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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