A federal court has ruled that cutting off Medicaid home care benefits to a woman with special needs, thus forcing her into an institution, likely violates the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Rehabilitation Act. Fisher v. Maram (U.S. Dist.
Last month we discussed some initial things that every trustee of a special needs trust should do upon learning that the primary beneficiary has passed away. Now, we'll explore additional steps to consider when closing out the trust.
A recent National Public Radio (NPR) report on disability benefits has drawn fire from disability advocates and eight former Commissioners of the Social Security Administration for relying on anecdotal evidence and exaggeration to imply that people are abusing the Social
Before adjourning, Congress unanimously approved a bill that will provide a measure of relief for the millions of Americans currently providing unpaid care in their homes to those with special needs and the elderly.
Many Medicare beneficiaries buy a supplemental health insurance policy, called a "Medigap" policy, but the rules barring discrimination against applicants with pre-existing conditions do not apply to people with disabilities who are not yet 65 years old.
A new program put together by the Republican office of the House Administration Committee and George Mason University places students with special needs in internships on Capitol Hill.
Several federal agencies recently proposed new regulations that will prevent banks from completely freezing bank accounts that receive certain benefit payments, including Social Security Disability Insurance payments, Supplemental Security Income, and Veterans benefits.
The Third Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) allows an employee to sue her employer after the employer refused to accommodate her request for a shift change due to her partial blindness.