I am the new Representative Payee for a Supplemental Security Income (SSI) beneficiary. The beneficiary was overpaid for over a year and now the Social Security Administration (SSA) is [...]
The Special Needs Trust Fairness Act, a bill that would correct a decades-old error in federal law that prohibits people with special needs from creating their own special needs trusts, has [...]
Why Did a Storied Philadelphia Museum Choose to Fight a Disability Suit Rather Than Allow a PCA Free Admission?
Michael Anderson, a 35-year-old quadripalegic man who needs the assistance of a personal care attendant (PCA), asked the Franklin Institute, Philadelphia's science museum, to waive the [...]
A federal district court rules that the Social Security Administration’s Appeals Council did not have good cause to question an administrative law judge's finding that a Supplemental [...]
Because access to Supplemental Security Income (SSI) depends on a beneficiary's income and resources, even small increases in income can cause a reduction or loss of SSI benefits. [...]
Payment of trustees usually takes one of two forms -- either a flat fee based on a percentage of the trust's assets or an hourly rate -- and the method of compensation usually depends on who [...]
If you are administering a first-party special needs trust, pay attention to who is benefiting from items purchased by the trust or you could cause problems with the beneficiary's government [...]