Disability Issues



The Pros and Cons of ABLE Accounts

The Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act gives some people with disabilities or their families the ability to establish tax-free savings accounts, but they may not be for everyone.  Here are some pros and cons of these new accounts

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Use Caution When Paying Family Caregivers

Trustees of special needs trusts are frequently approached by family members of trust beneficiaries who would like to be paid as caregivers for the beneficiaries.  While the Social Security Administration (SSA) currently does not explicitly prohibit payment of family caregivers

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How to Prepare for Your First IEP Meeting

Many parents feel intimidated at the thought of attending their child’s first Individualized Education Program (IEP) meeting, but with adequate preparation it can be an informative, successful and (relatively) stress-free experience.

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New Guide Helps in Navigating the Section 8 Maze

One of the greatest challenges for many individuals with disabilities is finding a safe, clean, and affordable place to live.  A new guide can help applicants and their advocates understand the complicated "Section 8" housing program.  

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House Overwhelmingly Passes SNT Fairness Act

The Special Needs Trust Fairness Act, a bill that would allow people with disabilities to create their own first-party special needs trusts without having to rely on others, has passed the House of Representatives by a vote of 382 to

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