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Special Needs Newsletter

April 2021

Courtesy of
Michael Beloff, CFP®, ChSNC®


Disability Advocates Applaud Landmark COVID-19 Relief Bill

In stark contrast to previous COVID-19 relief bills, the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan, signed into law by President Biden on March 11, 2021, contains numerous provisions specifically aimed at supporting people with disabilities.

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An ABLE Account Could Be a Great Place for Your $1,400 Relief Payment

Recipients with disabilities who rely on government benefits may want to consider putting some or all of the $1,400 relief money into an ABLE account.

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People with Disabilities are Still Being Largely Ignored in State COVID-19 Vaccine Priority Lists

People with developmental disabilities living outside of nursing homes haven't been prioritized in most states' vaccine rollouts. 

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Congress Eliminates SSDI Waiting Period for People with ALS

People with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) -- better known as Lou Gehrig's disease -- are now exempted from SSDI's five-month waiting period for benefits.

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