As a handy checklist from a professor and tax expert makes clear, tax benefits for parents of children with special needs have [...]
The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case that has the potential to affect anyone who receives government assistance with their medical care following a disabling injury that results in [...]
The Food and Drug Administration overstepped its authority in banning electric shock devices to curb self-harm and aggressive behavior among students with disabilities, a federal court has [...]
The risks of designing your own special needs plan, without the guidance of a professional, far outweigh the potential rewards of cutting costs. Here’s what’s at stake.
A new series of guides and informational toolkits help people with IDD and their caregivers adopt practices to protect them and their communities from the spread of COVID-19.
Taking its first look at the program in decades, a Senate subcommittee heard sometimes searing testimony that Supplemental Security Insurance (SSI) is in desperate need of [...]
The Supplemental Security Income Restoration Act would raise payments to the federal poverty level and adjust income and asset constraints that are denying benefits to legions of people with [...]
An exception to the SECURE Act's otherwise stringent rules about distributions from inherited IRAs potentially changes longstanding advice about leaving retirement funds to a special needs [...]
Never Say Never: Navigating the Appeals Process if You’ve Been Denied Social Security Disability Benefits
The appeals process after being denied Social Security disabilities benefits is a long and winding road, but worth navigating. Here’s what is involved, at every level.
Pandemic-related financial assistance will no longer affect an individual’s eligibility for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or the benefit amount, the Social Security Administration (SSA) [...]