Monthly Archives: October 2015

A Delicate Balance – How Working Affects Public Benefits

2019-07-08T17:50:00+00:00

By Jefferey M. Yussman, Esq. Employment is an important road to independence and self-esteem. But some individuals with disabilities worry that accepting a job offer will disqualify them for means-tested benefits, such as SSI (Supplemental Security Income) and SSDI (Social Security Disability Income). Since such programs may be the bedrock of their financial security, what [...]

A Delicate Balance – How Working Affects Public Benefits2019-07-08T17:50:00+00:00

Representative Payee for Social Security Benefits

2019-08-26T19:25:04+00:00

The Voice is the e-mail newsletter of The Special Needs Alliance. This installment was written by Martha Brown, a Special Needs Alliance member in St. Louis, Missouri. Martha limits her practice to elder law and special needs law. A Fellow of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and a Certified Elder Law Attorney, Martha has been designated a Super Lawyer for the last six years. Through her numerous community presentations and continuing legal education presentations, Martha helps attorneys and the public understand and address legal issues concerning the elderly and people with disabilities. Currently Martha is participating in the statewide task force to rewrite the guardianship code in Missouri.

Representative Payee for Social Security Benefits2019-08-26T19:25:04+00:00

A Delicate Balance – How Working Affects Public Benefits

2019-08-26T19:25:12+00:00

By Jefferey M. Yussman, Esq. Employment is an important road to independence and self-esteem. But some individuals with disabilities worry that accepting a job offer will disqualify them for means-tested benefits, such as SSI (Supplemental Security Income) and SSDI (Social Security Disability Income). Since such programs may be the bedrock of their financial security, what [...]

A Delicate Balance – How Working Affects Public Benefits2019-08-26T19:25:12+00:00

Distributions from Special Needs Trusts: In Kind Distributions, Credit Cards, Gift Cards, or Debit Cards

2019-09-27T18:05:04+00:00

The Voice is the e-mail newsletter of The Special Needs Alliance. This installment was written by Special Needs Alliance member Laurie Hanson, a shareholder in the Minneapolis, Minnesota, elder law firm of Long, Reher & Hanson, P.A. The firm's focus is to provide to individuals who are aging or living with disabilities positive strategies to live as independently as possible for as long as possible. Laurie concentrates her practice exclusively in the areas of government benefit eligibility, special needs trusts, trust and public benefit litigation, estate planning, and planning for incapacity. She is the past president of the Elder Law Section of the Minnesota State Bar Association and is repeatedly named a super lawyer in the field of elder law by her peers.

Distributions from Special Needs Trusts: In Kind Distributions, Credit Cards, Gift Cards, or Debit Cards2019-09-27T18:05:04+00:00

Roundup: Special Needs Trusts/Vets with Disabilities/Medicare

2015-10-16T02:53:36+00:00

SNA attorneys have ongoing involvement with the wide-ranging issues faced by individuals with disabilities, their families and the professionals who serve them. Below is a sampling of posts from member blogs and newsletters. Mother's Gifts to Children Create Dispute over Special Needs Daughter When planning for the longtime financial security of a child with disabilities, it's best [...]

Roundup: Special Needs Trusts/Vets with Disabilities/Medicare2015-10-16T02:53:36+00:00

Glut1 Deficiency Syndrome: A Little-Understood Disability

2019-06-26T13:08:42+00:00

By Emma R. Hemness, CELA Before representing the Special Needs Alliance (SNA) at the Glut1 Deficiency Syndrome Foundation's annual conference in Orlando, I knew very little about the disease being discussed. Unfortunately, my lack of awareness wasn't unusual. According to the National Institutes of Health, since first identified in 1991, only a few hundred cases [...]

Glut1 Deficiency Syndrome: A Little-Understood Disability2019-06-26T13:08:42+00:00

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