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Special Needs Newsletter

November 2021

Courtesy of
Michael Beloff, CFP®, ChSNC®

“New and Improved” Tax Deductions for Parents of Children with Special Needs

As a handy checklist from a professor and tax expert makes clear, tax benefits for parents of children with special needs have changed due to recent federal legislation.


Closing of Social Security Field Offices Disrupted SSI Benefits for Thousands, Lawsuit Charges

When the SSA closed its offices at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, it failed to provide practical ways for people with disabilities to demonstrate their eligibility or challenge its decisions, according to a class-action lawsuit.


In 2022, Social Security Disability Recipients Will See the Biggest Increase in Four Decades

Rising inflation due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic means that in 2022, Social Security disability benefits will go up 5.9 percent, the sharpest upsurge since 1983.


Uber Ordered to Pay Blind Woman $1.1 Million for Its Drivers’ Discriminatory Practices

A San Francisco arbitrator has ordered Uber to pay $1.1 million to a blind woman with a service dog for the rideshare giant’s violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) through its failure to properly train its drivers.