The Obama administration may be on the brink of scuttling a new national long-term care insurance program that was part of the health reform law.
Administering the California Special Needs Trust is the closest thing to having a special needs planner on call, 24 hours a day, no matter what state you're in.
People who receive certain government benefits may be penalized for getting married and living with their spouses. Here's how.
After fighting for over forty years to make sure that Richard is taken care of, a Colorado woman now has to plan for his future in case something happens to her.
The U.S. Supreme Court recently heard three days of oral arguments in a series of cases challenging the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. If the Supreme Court throws out all or part of the law,...
A bill recently introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives would finally allow military retirees to name special needs trusts as beneficiaries of Survivor Benefit Plans, a change that could dramatically improve the lives of military children with disabilities.
Because access to Supplemental Security Income (SSI) depends on a beneficiary's income and resources, even small increases in income can cause a reduction or loss of SSI benefits. Unfortunately, when an SSI beneficiary's parent is ordered to pay child support,...
The early withdrawal penalty has been very effective at forcing retirement plan owners to keep money in their retirement accounts, but if a retirement account owner becomes disabled, the IRS will waive the 10 percent early withdrawal penalty.