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29
Jun2020
Bill to Shield Caregivers From Employment Discrimination Is Introduced in Senate
Those who care for a family member while also working can face challenges balancing work and caregiving duties. New legislation introduced in the U.S. Senate would make it illegal for [...]
23
Jun2020
What Is a Special Needs Trust?
A special needs trust can allow individuals with special needs to preserve assets that will enhance their quality of life while allowing them to remain eligible for needs-based public benefits [...]
23
Jun2020
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 [...]
22
Jun2020
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.
16
Jun2020
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 [...]
05
Jun2020
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 [...]
28
May2020
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 [...]
28
May2020
What Taxes Are Due When the Beneficiary of a Special Needs Trust Dies?
Trusts are important vehicles in special needs planning. They not only set aside funds to pay for the care of the person with special needs while maintaining eligibility for programs [...]