Public Benefits


NPR Report on Disability Benefits Raises Furor

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

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Pooled Trusts and How to Find Them

An alternative to individual special needs trusts are "pooled trusts," which pool the resources of many beneficiaries. Becoming part of one may have advantages, depending on the situation.

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MMSEA: New Teeth for the Medicare Secondary Payer Act

Section 111 of the Medicare, Medicaid, and SCHIP Extension Act of 2007 (MMSEA) adds new mandatory reporting requirements for insurers to determine whether a claimant is a Medicare beneficiary and report claim information. Ignorance of the law in this area

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