Disability Issues

Use Caution When Paying Family Caregivers

Trustees of special needs trusts are frequently approached by family members of trust beneficiaries who would like to be paid as caregivers for the beneficiaries.  While the Social Security Administration (SSA) currently does not explicitly prohibit payment of family caregivers...


Legislation Attempts to Strengthen Mental Health System

Senators Bill Cassidy (R-La.) and Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) recently introduced legislation that would fund pilot programs for treating mental illness, encourage collaboration between federal agencies dealing with mental health issues and strengthen enforcement of mental health parity rules. ...