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Special Needs Newsletter

August 2021

Courtesy of
Michael Beloff, CFP®, ChSNC®

An Introduction to Supplemental Security Income

Because SSI's income and resource limits are so restrictive, it pays to know the basics about the program before deciding whether it is right for you or your family member.


Bill Dangles Funding Hope for Families Caring for People with Disabilities

Pending federal legislation could provide vital funds to states for home and community-based services for people with disabilities, offering hope and relief to hundreds of thousands of Americans currently on waiting lists for Medicaid waivers.


Britney Spears Case Offers Lessons on Guardianship

Britney Spears’s struggle to regain control over her business and personal life shines a spotlight on legal guardianship and less restrictive alternatives.


Lawsuits Charge Families Paid Thousands for Service Dogs That Were of No Service at All

Hundreds of families learned the hard way that when acquiring a service dog, you’d better be sure you’re getting what you paid for.