Settlement Planning Articles


Congress Makes It Easier for Medicaid to Come After Your Personal Injury Settlement

In a move that caught the special needs planning community by surprise, Congress effectively overruled two recent Supreme Court decisions and made it easier for state Medicaid agencies to recover funds from personal injury settlements.

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Special Needs Trusts and Financial Aid: What Should Applicants Do?

When you add a special needs trust to a financial aid calculation, things can get complicated because the regulations governing federal financial aid don't do a very good job of distinguishing special needs trusts from other types of trusts.

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Medicaid Home Care Whistleblower May Lose Coverage After Settlement

When Richard West, a 63-year-old veteran with muscular dystrophy, caught his home health care provider overbilling the state of New Jersey for services that it provided to Medicaid patients, he never expected that the state would reward him for his detective work by terminating his Medicaid benefits.

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In Settlement, Developer Agrees to Make 12,300 Rental Units Accessible to People With Disabilities

A development company run by the family of San Diego Chargers owner Alex Spanos has agreed to make some 12,300 apartment units accessible for people with disabilities in order to settle what is being called the largest housing accessibility case in U.S. history.

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The Academy of Special Needs Planners featured in About.com

"Financial Planning Considerations With a Special Needs Child: What You Need to Know When Planning For A Child With a Special Needs", an online article hosted on www.About.com Financial, written by Jeremy Vohwinkle from an interview with ASNP Co-Founder, Harry Margolis.

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The Academy of Special Needs Planners is featured on Atlanta Talk Radio show - 790 The Zone

On April 4, 2009 ASNP Charter Member, Mark Biernath, joined other guests, Heidi J.

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Supreme Court Hears Case About How Much a State Can Recover in Medicaid Payments

The U.S. Supreme Court recently heard oral arguments in a case that questions just how much money a state can actually recover when it comes time to collect its Medicaid lien on a personal injury award.

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Extra Income and SSI Eligibility: A Delicate Dance

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients must adhere to very strict rules regarding how much income they can receive in any given month or risk losing benefits.

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