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May 29, 2015

10 Steps Caregivers Can Take to Prepare for the Financial Future

Are you a caregiver to someone with special needs? Here are 10 steps to help get you started on preparing for the financial future.  Remember that each family's needs are unique, so you should consider your own situation carefully and seek tax advice based on your particular circumstances.  

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March 16, 2015

Can a Third Party Special Needs Trust Pay for a Vacation?

In general a Special Needs Trust can pay for a vacation.  However, the rules vary by which type of Special Needs Trust that you have.  If you have a Third Party Special Needs Trust, which is a trust that is funded by money that does not belong to the disabled person, you should have no problem paying for the entire vacation. However it is far easier to do this if you are vacationing on a cruise ship or another all-inclusive option.

December 11, 2015

IRS Relaxes Rules For New ABLE Accounts

The Internal Revenue Service is easing up on rules for new accounts that will allow people with disabilities to save money without jeopardizing their government benefits.
March 1, 2016

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July 8, 2014

Lesser Known Aspects of the 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design

The 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design are revisions of Titles II and III of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. They were published in September, 2010 and took effect on March 15, 2011. Most people associate the ADA with far-reaching improvements like accessible walkways, doorways and curbs but they cover so much more.
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July 1, 2015

What is a Social Security Continuing Disability Review?

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.
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March 1, 2016

When a Special Needs Trust Is Not the Only or Best Choice

Planning for an individual with special needs requires a myriad of factors to be taken into consideration in order to obtain and to achieve the best and most appropriate outcome for that individual. In the majority of cases, the individual seeking to do planning is doing so to either maintain a government they are receiving or to obtain government benefits. This article will set forth an overview of Special Needs Trusts (SNTs), as well as some alternative planning options to establishing an SNT.
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April 14, 2015

Why Hire a Local Attorney

There may be a temptation to hire one of the big National Disability Groups for your Social Security Disability case based on advertising, even though they are usually in a distant state. I am strongly of the opinion that hiring a local attorney for your Social Security Disability case is always better and this is why.