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In response to a trio of federal court decisions, the federal Department of Education (DOE) has rescinded regulations that attempted to shift additional stimulus funds to private schools, which would have [...]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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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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IRS Reopens Portal to Allow Parents to Obtain Additional Stimulus Payments
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is temporarily re-opening an online tool to allow families that do not typically file tax returns to claim a $500-per-child coronavirus stimulus payment.
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New Online Calculator Helps Parents Gauge How Much to Leave for a Child with Special…
Among the challenges of raising a child with special needs is figuring out how to provide for that child once you’re gone. If the child will never be able to [...]
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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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