Special Needs Newsletter

December 2020

Courtesy of
Michael Beloff, CFP®, ChSNC®

President-Elect Biden’s Promises to People with Disabilities Are Numerous

President-elect Joe Biden has made more promises to the disability community than perhaps any incoming president in U.S. history, raising the hopes of advocates.


Strategies for Bridging SSDI’s Medicare Waiting Period

An added benefit to SSDI is health insurance coverage through Medicare. But there is a precarious two-year gap between receiving approval for disability benefits and becoming eligible for Medicare’s insurance coverage.


Will People with Disabilities Have Priority for a COVID-19 Vaccine?

As we move closer to the approval of one or more COVID-19 vaccines, questions continue about whether the vaccines will be allocated in a way that does not discriminate against people with disabilities.


Justices Skeptical of Arguments to Overturn Health Care Law, Which Protects People with Disabilities

The Supreme Court heard oral arguments November 10 in a case weighing the elimination of the landmark Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), with potentially dire implications for the civil rights of people with disabilities.