Loud & Clear: Family Conversations2021-07-21T13:47:04-04:00

Loud & Clear: Family Conversations is written by our member attorneys and guests for individuals with disabilities and their families. We tackle the day-to-day and long-range issues that affect the quality of life. Readers are welcome to comment on the discussion, though we can not answer legal questions here. For answers to specific legal questions, please find an attorney in our Directory.

Trustees Should Use Professional Administration for MSAs Inside SNTs

By Douglas Shaw, COO, Medivest and Tom Matson, National Account Manager, Medivest An injury settlement of any variety can present a host of complex issues that the settling parties must take [...]

June 19th, 2014|Comments Off on Trustees Should Use Professional Administration for MSAs Inside SNTs

Attorneys Explain Interplay of SNTs and Medicare Set-Asides

Representing SNA at the recent annual conference of the National Alliance of Medicare Set-Aside Professionals (NAMSAP), Kristen L. Behrens, of the Begley Law Group, and Shannon A. Laymon-Pecoraro, of the [...]

May 21st, 2014|Comments Off on Attorneys Explain Interplay of SNTs and Medicare Set-Asides

The Affordable Care Act and Personal Injury Awards

SNA President Marielle F. Hazen, CELA recently spoke on the "Impact of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) on SNT and Settlement Planning" to an audience of 200 at the 2014 [...]

April 23rd, 2014|Comments Off on The Affordable Care Act and Personal Injury Awards

Understanding VA Disability Benefits

By Cindy S. Alvear, Esq. and Julian E. Gray, CELA Most people are aware, to some extent, that the Veterans Administration (VA) offers benefits for service-related disabilities. Many don't realize, [...]

April 10th, 2014|Comments Off on Understanding VA Disability Benefits

Getting Out the Vote: Improving Access for Voters with Disabilities

By Sally L. Schoffstall, CELA During this mid-term election year, there are urgent issues at stake that directly affect the lives of people with disabilities. Budget battles at every level [...]

February 22nd, 2014|Comments Off on Getting Out the Vote: Improving Access for Voters with Disabilities

Choosing the Right Nursing Home

By Martha C. Brown, CELA When a loved one of any age requires the round-the-clock care of a nursing home, it’s important to select one that fulfills both their medical [...]

February 9th, 2014|9 Comments

Care Managers Can Reduce Family Pressures

By Franchelle C. Millender, CELA Working with a care manager can significantly lower family stress, providing reassurance that the right steps are being taken to ensure a loved one's quality [...]

January 27th, 2014|1 Comment

Transferring Guardianship Between States

By Scott Suzuki, Esq. With the increasing mobility of American families, the need to transfer guardianships between states is on the upswing. A new job (or military assignment), supports that [...]

January 12th, 2014|67 Comments

End-of-Year Tax Considerations

By H. Amos Goodall, Jr., CELA Caring for a loved one with special needs can run into millions of dollars over the course of their lifetime, so the last thing [...]

December 16th, 2013|Comments Off on End-of-Year Tax Considerations

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