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In response to a trio of federal court decisions, the federal Department of Education (DOE) has rescinded regulations that attempted to shift additional stimulus funds to private schools, which would have [...]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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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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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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