POSTS BY : Roslyn Cassidy
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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What Is a “Medicare Set-Aside” and When Do You Need One?
Because personal injuries usually don't just go away once the parties settle a lawsuit, Medicare recipients need to set up a fund to reimburse the government for future medical expenses [...]
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COVID-19 Raises Concerns About the Life Expectancy of Social Security Trust Funds
The COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting economic recession has sparked fresh concerns about the long-term solvency of Social Security’s trust funds.
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Disability Advocates Push to Make Voting Safe and Accessible in 2020
As the COVID-19 pandemic rages on, voting by mail is rapidly becoming the preferred method of states and municipalities looking to protect the right to vote in the current primaries [...]
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Some Are Using Disability Law to Oppose Face Mask Requirements
Since late April, a flyer has been making the rounds on social media that provides a blueprint for asserting these alleged protections. The flyer advises that if a customer enters [...]
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Pandemic Prompts Expansion of Online Grocery Options for SNAP Recipients
The SNAP Online Purchasing Flexibility Act, would automatically permit any state to create its own program if it meets certain requirements. A Senate bill, the Food Assistance for Kids and [...]
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