Check out the top five trending stories about disability in the news this week.

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The terms ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder), or ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder) are often used jokingly to excuse someone’s inability to focus.  However, ADHD is no joke - it is a pervasive disorder that  an estimated 4% of adults manage every day.

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There is so much to learn about Medicaid Waivers and much of it not specific to one state! According to the IRS Notice 2014-7, 2014-4 I.R.B. 445, if you are paid through a Home and Community-Based Medicaid Waiver to take care of someone living in your home, your pay is not subject to Federal Income Taxes – that means you do not need to have payroll withholding taxes. 
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If you have a parent or loved one who is 65 or older, chances are you’ve begun to give some thought to their future. More specifically, you’ve probably considered whether they’ll be able to age in place or whether they’ll need to move into an assisted living facility. According to the Department of Housing and Urban Development, most seniors prefer to age in place, which is perfectly understandable. If that is the route you and your loved one choose to take, here’s some good news—making the home more accessible for an aging senior doesn’t have to be a huge, costly project. Here are a few steps to take that will help make the process as easy as possible.

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A Continuing Disability Review (CDR) is a routine review done by the Social Security Administration (SSA). CDRs are done to make sure that if you are receiving Social Security Disability (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits you are still disabled and entitled to those benefits. In this review, SSA looks at whether you have medically improved since you were found disabled. If SSA thinks that you have improved, they check whether or not you still qualify for SSDI and SSI benefits.