Monthly Archives: February 2015

Understanding the Role of Representative Payee


By Neal A. Winston, CELA According to the Social Security Administration (SSA), over seven million individuals currently require assistance with their monthly SSI (Supplemental Security Income) or Social Security Retirement, Survivors and Dependents Insurance (RSDI) benefits. For that reason, SSA has the Representative Payee Program, through which it authorizes family members, friends, government agencies, and [...]

Understanding the Role of Representative Payee2019-08-26T19:04:45+00:00

Crossing State Lines


Special Needs Planning for Moving to a New State By Wendy H. Sheinberg, CELA No one enjoys moving; it's hard work and involves lots of detail (not to mention all of those boxes). Managing the transition for someone with special needs can be difficult; it's wise to begin planning as soon as you begin seriously [...]

Crossing State Lines2019-08-28T14:53:54+00:00

New Savings Accounts May Fund Care for Individuals with Disabilities


By Morris Klein, CELA In December, amidst much euphoria, Congress passed and President Obama signed into law the ABLE Act of 2014 (Achieving a Better Life Experience). ABLE empowers states to create programs enabling individuals with certain disabilities to establish tax-free savings accounts modeled after the popular 529 college savings plans that, if used for [...]

New Savings Accounts May Fund Care for Individuals with Disabilities2019-08-26T19:05:17+00:00