Special Needs Newsletter

August 2020

Courtesy of
Michael Beloff, CFP®, ChSNC®

Theft from SNT Highlights Value of Using a Professional Trustee

A New Jersey man has been charged with stealing $330,000 from the special needs trust (SNT) of a man living in a long-term care facility.


Child Support and Special Needs: Six Important Questions

Parents of a child with special needs know that they must plan for the child’s care and support, especially if the child is unlikely ever to be able to earn an income. If divorce is looming, be sure to learn the answers to
these key questions.


Disability Rights Advocates Push for End to SSDI Waiting Periods

More than three dozen disability rights groups are urging Congress to end two burdensome waiting periods, including a two-year wait for Medicare, that Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) recipients must currently endure.


Bill to Shield Caregivers From Employment Discrimination Is Introduced in Senate

Those who care for a family member while also working can face challenges balancing work and caregiving duties. New legislation would make it illegal to discriminate against a worker because of their caregiving responsibilities.