Several little-noticed provisions of the recently-enacted law that extended the Bush-era tax cuts fundamentally alter how the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Medicaid programs treat tax refunds and other tax credits, making it easier for people with special needs to
The Obama administration has provisionally agreed to end Medicare's longstanding practice of requiring that beneficiaries with chronic conditions and disabilities show a likelihood of improvement in order to receive coverage of skilled care and therapy services.
Gift cards are the most popular holiday gifts, but they can cause problems for recipients who receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI). Here are some things to consider before purchasing a gift card for a person with special needs during this
The Social Security Administration (SSA) recently proposed new regulations for how it determines whether someone with a mental disorder is eligible for disability payments. Mental health advocates are concerned that the proposed rules will lead to the use of
SSDI payments, like old-age Social Security retirement benefits, can be taxed, depending on the SSDI beneficiary's other income. Because the rules governing the taxation of SSDI payments can be very confusing, we have put together a short primer to explain
While long-term disability policies represent an opportunity for a worker with disabilities to provide for her family, they don't always operate as expected.
If an applicant for Supplemental Security Income (SSI), a needs-based federal disability benefit, transfers assets out of her name prior to applying for benefits, she could face a stiff transfer penalty that would delay receipt of often vital services.
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.