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 U. S. Supreme Court recently upheld the majority of the Affordable Care Act, also known as universal health care or Obamacare, but the court's decision leaves the future of Medicaid coverage for the very poor in doubt.
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.
In many cases, the trustee of a special needs trust should hire a professional investment adviser. Here are some guidelines for hiring one.
Here's a brief overview of recent federal initiatives to help adults with special needs surmount employment obstacles and find meaningful work.
In response to a negative New York Times op-ed, advocates for people with disabilities and anti-poverty crusaders are attempting to get the facts out about younger Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients, and the picture that emerges is very different from...