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.
One type of expense that a special needs trust has been able to cover is reimbursing family members for their costs when they travel to visit the trust beneficiary (the person with special needs). Due to a recent rule...
A recent Wall Street Journal article about special needs planning features several important tips from Academy of Special Needs Planners Co-Founder Diedre Braverman.
Parents of children with special needs must be concerned with ensuring that medical and financial decisions will continue to be made in the child's best interest once the child reaches age 18 -- the age of legal capacity.
Several federal agencies recently proposed new regulations that will prevent banks from completely freezing bank accounts that receive certain benefit payments, including Social Security Disability Insurance payments, Supplemental Security Income, and Veterans benefits.
A new survey of nearly 4,000 Medicare beneficiaries has found that Medicare beneficiaries who are younger than 65 receive fewer medical services, have a harder time paying for the medical care that they do receive, and are more likely to...
There are some times when an SSI or SSDI beneficiary is responsible for notifying the government of a change in his or her life. Missing a required notification could result in a loss of benefits.