In the latest sign of the pandemic’s ongoing and disproportionate impact on low-income people with disabilities, the number of new Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients hit its lowest level on record in January.
Retirement plans often make up a significant portion of the assets of parents of children with special needs, or of individuals who have become disabled as adults. In such cases, the question arises as to whether the retirement plan can be put into a special needs trust.
How do cities stack up for people with disabilities seeking the best place to live? To help answer this and more questions, the consumer finance website WalletHub has issued its latest annual Best & Worst Cities for People with Disabilities.
Thanks to legislation enacted at the end of the Trump Administration, people with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) — better known as Lou Gehrig’s disease — will be exempted from SSDI’s five-month waiting period for benefits.
Despite passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act more than 30 years ago, traveling with children with special needs can still pose challenges. Fortunately, there are resources available to help families plan their trips.
A new report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) finds that the federal government is failing to adequately monitor managed care programs that deliver Medicaid long-term care services to people with disabilities, resulting in beneficiary services being inappropriately denied or reduced.
Not every potential trustee provides the best services for trusts designed for children with special needs. Here are some questions to ask while searching for the right professional trustee for your new trust.