A federal court has ruled that cutting off Medicaid home care benefits to a woman with special needs, thus forcing her into an institution, likely violates the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Rehabilitation Act. Fisher v. Maram (U.S. Dist.
A groundbreaking program in Massachusetts is expected to ease the financial burden on families with elderly or disabled relatives in need of care by paying family or friends about $18,000 a year to care for them.
Before adjourning, Congress unanimously approved a bill that will provide a measure of relief for the millions of Americans currently providing unpaid care in their homes to those with special needs and the elderly.
The New Hampshire Supreme Court has put off the question of whether a special needs trust beneficiary is eligible for Medicaid until the state can locate its apparently lost Medicaid plan from 1972.
The final budget deal Congress passed to avert the fiscal cliff repeals a long-term care insurance program that would have helped keep the elderly and disabled out of nursing homes and off the Medicaid rolls.
In many cases, the trustee of a special needs trust should hire a professional investment adviser. Here are some guidelines for hiring one.
A Washington, D.C., attorney has been arrested in Virginia and charged with felony fraud and with practicing law without a license after years of holding himself out as a special education expert.
Here's a brief overview of recent federal initiatives to help adults with special needs surmount employment obstacles and find meaningful work.