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Feds End Protections for Emotional Support Animals on Airlines, Allowing Service Dogs Only
In the waning days of the Trump Administration, the Department of Transportation (DOT) has finalized regulations that end protections for people seeking to fly with emotional support animals on airlines.  Moreover, dogs will [...]
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President-Elect Biden’s Promises to People with Disabilities Are Numerous
President-elect Joe Biden has made more promises to the disability community than perhaps any incoming president in U.S. history, raising the hopes of advocates.  The former vice president’s proposals range from [...]
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Strategies for Bridging SSDI’s Medicare Waiting Period
Getting benefits through the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program is a great relief to a person under age 65 who is unable to earn a living because of a disability. Its [...]
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Will People with Disabilities Have Priority for a COVID-19 Vaccine?
The COVID-19 pandemic has been particularly devastating to people with disabilities. Recent studies indicate that they are three times as likely to die from the virus as the general population. But as the [...]
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IRS Issues Final Regulations For ABLE Accounts
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has released final regulations covering tax-free savings accounts that allow people with disabilities and their families to save and pay for disability-related expenses without jeopardizing eligibility for [...]
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Social Security Disability Benefits to Rise by Only 1.3 Percent in 2021
Social Security disability recipients will see an increase in benefit levels for 2021, although the rise will be the smallest in years due to the economic downturn caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.   [...]
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Disability Advocates Fear Consequences of Premature End to Census Count
The U.S. Census, conducted once every 10 years, determines how more than $1.5 trillion in federal resources is allocated annually, including many programs such as Medicaid, special education funds, housing [...]
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What Happens to Assets Left in a Special Needs Trust on the Death of the…
By their very nature, special needs trusts (SNTs) are usually designed to terminate, or at least radically change, when the trust’s primary beneficiary dies. But terminating a special needs trust [...]
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Education Department Drops Effort to Steer Additional Stimulus Funds to Private Schools
In response to a trio of federal court decisions, the federal Department of Education (DOE) has rescinded regulations that attempted to shift additional stimulus funds to private schools, which would have [...]
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To Vote Safely in 2020, the ‘Print-Disabled’ Demand Electronic Ballots
The COVID-19 pandemic made mail-in-ballots the preferred voting option in the vast majority of states during the 2020 primaries, and it is likely to be the same in the November 3 [...]
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