As hospitals around the country brace for an expected surge of patients inflicted with the COVID-19 coronavirus, there are fears that health care providers will begin rationing treatment, with lethal consequences for people with disabilities.
To protect its workers and the public during the coronavirus pandemic, the Social Security Administration has suspended face-to-face service at its field offices and hearings offices nationwide, although people with severe disabilities can still get appointments.
Student loan officials from seven states and the District of Columbia are calling on the federal government to automatically discharge the student loan debt of people with disabilities who are eligible.
The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) is proposing regulations that would end legal protections for passengers wishing to fly with emotional support animals and define a service animal as a specially trained dog.
New federal regulations set to take effect April 1, 2020, may make it significantly harder for many with disabilities to obtain food stamps. The new rules do not include any analysis of their potential impacts on people with disabilities.
While crowdfunding through such outlets as GoFundMe or Kickstarter can be a quick and effective way of raising money for a person with specials needs, it could also have a negative impact on the beneficiary’s access to government benefits.
ABLE accounts are a game-changer for families with special needs, but there has been confusion about how the accounts work. Here are answers to basic questions about what ABLE accounts can and can’t accomplish for the special needs family.