Loud and Clear: A Special Needs Conversation

Balancing Wages with Public Benefits

by Barbara Isenhour Individuals with disabilities and their families often worry about the effect that the individual’s working will have on government benefits. Holding a job—aside from delivering a paycheck—is an important route to independence and self-esteem. On the other hand, disability cash benefits such as SSDI (Social Security Disability Insurance) and SSI (Supplemental Security […]

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Posted: November 21st, 2011 | No Comments »

CLASS Act’s Demise Underscores Long-Term Care Crisis

by Joseph Gilsoul, Esq. A crisis looms concerning long-term care for individuals with disabilities. Very soon large numbers of baby boomers will begin to develop arthritis, Alzheimer’s and other conditions requiring them to seek assistance with basic daily tasks. A potential first step towards addressing this problem—CLASS (Community Living Assistance Services and Supports)—is unlikely to […]

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Posted: November 3rd, 2011 | No Comments »