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Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Unfortunately, when an SSI beneficiary's parent is ordered to pay child support, those payments can end up interfering with the beneficiary's access to government benefits. But there is a solution.

Wednesday, May 15, 2024

In May 2024, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and its Office for Civil Rights published a final rule strengthening protections for people with disabilities.

Wednesday, May 8, 2024

If you have a child with special needs, you may be wondering how you can ensure that their educational needs will be met and they will get the most out of their school experience. You are not alone.

Wednesday, May 1, 2024

The Social Security Administration (SSA) has published a final rule simplifying how "rent" affects Supplemental Security Income (SSI).

Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Artificial intelligence is helping those with disabilities overcome challenges to participate more actively in society, education, and the workforce. Government benefits can help people pay for assistive technology.

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Wednesday, April 17, 2024

For a variety of reasons, people with special needs are more likely to suffer physical, mental and financial abuse than are others. Here are some ways to prevent and recognize abuse.

Wednesday, April 10, 2024

Twice exceptional students are a unique group. They are gifted students with disabilities who typically excel in certain subjects but may struggle or be at grade level in others.

Wednesday, April 3, 2024

You may have heard the terms "special" needs trust and "supplemental" needs trust and wondered what the difference is. The short answer is that there's no difference. Here's the long answer.

Wednesday, March 27, 2024

The Social Security Administration (SSA) has announced a major change regarding how it calculates In-Kind Support and Maintenance for recipients SSI. Beginning later this year, the SSA will no longer count "free food" as income.

Monday, March 18, 2024

People coping with mental illness or substance abuse disorder often face significant barriers to getting the treatment they need. This issue of "parity" hinges on fair and equitable access to care and preventing discrimination.

Sunday, March 10, 2024

People with disabilities often face barriers to living on their own. However, a variety of community-based options present an alternative to long-term care facilities, helping individuals with disabilities maintain autonomy.

Monday, March 4, 2024

When creating a special needs trust for a beneficiary whose disability may end at some point, should the attorney write a clause into the special needs trust stating that the trust will dissolve if the beneficiary's disability ends?

Monday, February 26, 2024

Many people with mental health challenges can live independent lives. However, those with severe impairments may need additional help.

Monday, February 19, 2024

The rental market is often ill-equipped to provide the specific adaptations many individuals with disabilities require. Fortunately, there are many ways to provide private housing for a person living with a disability.

Monday, February 12, 2024

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics recently published its 2023 report on employment among people with disabilities. Per the findings, the disability community last year encountered an increase in employment - its highest rate on record.

Monday, February 5, 2024

A little-known provision in the Social Security regulations allows the spouse of a retiree to also receive Social Security benefits, even if they have not yet reached retirement age, so long as they are caring for a child with disabilities.

Wednesday, September 6, 2023

The Social Security Administration (SSA) uses a different standard to determine Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for people in different states. Now SSA is proposing to update it rules to treat beneficiaries more equitably....

Wednesday, August 23, 2023

August signifies National Make-a-Will Month. For the one in five families who care for children with special needs, estate planning is crucial.

Saturday, July 22, 2023

On June 27, 2023, CT legislature passed Public Act 23-137, a sweeping law affecting individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD). The full text of the law can be found here - https://cga.ct...