Being able to make health care decisions for ourselves is so important to us, but what happens if you become incapacitated and are unable to voice your opinion?  If you…

Since the 1960s there has been steady reformation of mental health care in the United States. One of the most visible signs of this effort is the movement away from…

People with disabilities face a double whammy when it comes to food insecurity: They are disproportionately more likely to experience problems getting enough nutrition, yet they confront the highest hurdles…

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has filed a lawsuit against Uber, accusing the rideshare service of discriminating against people with disabilities by imposing a surcharge on those who need more time…

One of the most important roles in a special needs plan is that of trustee, the person who administers a special needs trust (SNT). Of a trustee’s many responsibilities, record-keeping is perhaps the…

Planning for emergencies, whether natural or manmade, is crucial for everyone, not least people with disabilities. Advance preparation can mean the difference between life and death, whether the threat comes…

The year was 1983: The U.S. invaded Granada. A gallon of gas cost 96 cents. Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” video premiered. That year was also the last time that recipients of Social…

Plaintiffs in a class-action lawsuit against the Social Security Administration (SSA) might describe it as an open-and-shut case. When the SSA closed its field offices at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic,…

Unique tax benefits are available to families who have children with special needs. And thanks to recent changes in the tax code, there are opportunities to save substantial amounts of…

If you have close relatives who are citizens of another country, you might receive a gift or inheritance from them at some point. While you usually do not have to…

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