Public Benefits

SSI Recipients Get Relief After Landmark Settlement

For seniors and people with disabilities across the U.S. who have limited income, the COVID-19 pandemic also had a particularly devastating impact on their public benefits. Thanks to a recent landmark settlement following a class action lawsuit, these individuals may...

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What Is a Special Needs Trust?

A special needs trust can allow individuals with special needs to preserve assets that will enhance their quality of life while allowing them to remain eligible for needs-based public benefits like Medicaid and SSI.

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Special Needs 101

SSI vs SSDI: 3 Big Differences

SSI and SSDI are both federal programs that provide cash payments to people who meet the federal definition of disabled. But SSI helps people with disabilities with a limited income, and SSDI doesn’t care about income.

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Special Needs 101

The Powers and Responsibilities of Representative Payees

Do you have a friend or loved one who receives Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and is unable to manage her payments? If so, you can request that the Social Security Administration name you as the...

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Special Needs 101

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