A federal court in New York recently ruled that the state discriminated against people with mental illnesses by housing approximately 4,300 New York City residents in "adult homes."
As with most things that sound too good to be true, so-called "Sole Benefit Trusts" can come with a big catch for the person with special needs.
When a person with special needs cannot make important financial decisions, the government sends his benefits directly to a third party, known as a representative payee. Here are a few key things to remember about being a representative payee.
Workers who must pay for the care of a dependent relative, including a child with special needs, so that they can continue to work can get a significant tax benefit under a little-known provision of the Internal Revenue Code, the
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
As of March 1, 2010, the SSA will add an additional 38 conditions to the Compassionate Allowances list, greatly expanding the number of people who are eligible for fast-tracked disability benefits applications.
An overlooked portion of recent Medicare legislation promises Medicare recipients greater access to mental health benefits.