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
While voting was much easier for people with disabilities in the 2008 election compared to 2000, many polling places still have impediments to voting that need to be removed, according to a new study by the Government Accountability Office.
While there is no such thing as a "typical" divorce, a divorcing couple that has a child with special needs faces an even more complicated series of decisions and choices than most. One important consideration is the impact child
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.