At the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Social Security Administration (SSA) closed all 1,200 of its field offices to in-person appointments, as well as suspended numerous other services.  One distressing result is…

In its first three weeks in office, President Biden’s administration reversed a range of high-profile Trump Administration regulations that affected disability rights – rules covering Medicaid, disability benefits and reviews,…

A New York City couple has been charged with stealing more than $500,000 in monthly payments that a woman with disabilities was supposed to be receiving as part of a…

The Trump Administration has finalized new regulations that threaten the independence of judges who decide  Social Security disability cases. When people initially apply for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits, the Social…

In the waning days of the Trump Administration, the Department of Transportation (DOT) has finalized regulations that end protections for people seeking to fly with emotional support animals on airlines.  Moreover, dogs will…

One area that particularly vexes trustees of special needs trusts is how to get beneficiaries what they need without running afoul of the strict rules for public benefits like Supplemental…

A federal agency has called on the government to end a program that explicitly permits employers to pay hundreds of thousands of people with disabilities less than $1 an hour,…

Social Security disability recipients will see an increase in benefit levels for 2021, although the rise will be the smallest in years due to the economic downturn caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. On…

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has issued final regulations covering tax-free savings accounts that allow people with disabilities and their families to save and pay for disability-related expenses without jeopardizing eligibility…

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