Special Needs Newsletter

July 2022

Courtesy of
Michael Beloff, CFP®, ChSNC®

Feds Set Deadline for States to Meet Standards on Adequate Community Housing for Individuals With Disabilities

Medicaid’s Home and Community-Based Services program will not include housing that imposes restrictions on residents.


Supreme Court Rules State Medicaid Programs Can Recoup a Larger Share of Injury Settlements

In a case involving a Floridian teen who was catastrophically injured and received a settlement, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that state Medicaid programs may be repaid from settlement funds reserved for future medical expenses.


DOJ Pushes for Accessible COVID-19 Vaccination Websites for People With Disabilities

During the pandemic, the U.S. Department of Justice has entered settlement agreements with a variety of businesses after these businesses were found to have failed in ensuring their websites and online vaccination portals were fully digitally accessible to individuals with disabilities


Julie Beckett, Mother of Katie Beckett Medicaid Waiver and Champion of Disability Community, Dies

Before Julie Beckett took action, many children with disabilities nationwide were required to live in institutional settings; receiving long-term treatment at home often meant losing their Medicaid coverage.


This information is not intended to be a substitute for specific individualized tax or legal advice. We suggest that you discuss your specific situation with a qualified tax or legal advisor.