The maximum amount that can be contributed each year to an ABLE account for a person with disabilities just rose $1,000 to $16,000. The figure had been stuck at $15,000 since 2018.
Two years into the pandemic, most government offices have reopened to the public, but the Social Security Administration is keeping its doors locked, threatening thousands of clients.
The federal government imposes big disability overpayment bills on recipients when it finds they’ve earned too much, prompting some to leave the workforce, according to a study.
ABLE accounts and special needs trusts can accomplish the same goals, but each has its advantages and limitations. The best approach, depending on the beneficiary, may be to use them in [...]
The $1.3 trillion infrastructure bill recently signed into law by President Biden will release billions to make more stations ADA-compliant.
The Social Security Administration (SSA) is giving people who have their SSI benefits suspended or reduced more time to appeal, in recognition of the hurdles and delays caused by the COVID-19 [...]
Extra fees for passengers who took more than two minutes to get into cars discriminated against people who needed to fold up wheelchairs or required more time to reach vehicles, a lawsuit [...]
Hungry for Support: More Likely to Be Food-Insecure, People with Disabilities Have Difficulty Getting Assistance
People with disabilities are more likely to lack adequate nutrition and they find it hard to get nutritional help — or even recognition — from the federal government’s SNAP (food stamp) [...]
If you are considering serving as a trustee for a special needs trust, know what is expected of you before taking on this role.
Rising inflation due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic means that in 2022, Social Security disability benefits will go up 5.9 percent, the sharpest upsurge since 1983.