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Maximizing Your Child’s SSI by Utilizing ABLE Accounts

I see a large number of clients who have a child receiving SSI as a result of a disability. In many cases, the child is not receiving their full SSI check ($735 per month for the year 2017) as a

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WHAT IS A THIRD PARTY SPECIAL NEEDS TRUST?

by Thomas D. Begley, Jr., CELA A Third Party Special Needs Trust is usually used in a Medicaid context not for the benefit of the grantor of the trust, but for the beneficiary. The grantor of the trust is typically

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USING SELF-SETTLED SPECIAL NEEDS TRUSTS TO PROTECT PUBLIC BENEFITS

Many public benefits available to persons with disabilities, such as Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Medicaid, place limits on income and certain types of assets. Exceeding such limits can lead individuals to lose some or all of their benefits. Individuals

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Moving to a New State When You Have a Family Member with a Disability

Moving to another state is a big undertaking for any family, but it can be particularly complicated when a family member has a disability. The secrets to a successful transition are advance planning and a backup plan in case of

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PUBLIC BENEFITS CONSIDERATIONS IN PERSONAL INJURY CASES

by Thomas D. Begley, Jr., CELA Personal Injury attorneys must inquire as to whether their clients are receiving public benefits. Certain benefits are means-tested, so that if the client receives money directly those benefits are reduced or lost completely. This

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FAMILIES WITH A MEMBER WITH DISABILITIES MOVING TO A NEW STATE

by Thomas D. Begley, Jr., CELA It is always difficult to move from one state to another, but when a family member has disabilities there are a number of considerations that should be addressed as early as possible. Health Care.

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Can I Qualify for Medicare if I have a Disability?

Can I Qualify for Medicare if I have a Disability? Medicare is well-known for providing health insurance for people age 65 and older. However, Medicare can also provide health coverage for younger people with disabilities, so if you have a disability,

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Can I Qualify for Medicare if I have a Disability?

Medicare is well-known for providing health insurance for people age 65 and older. However, Medicare can also provide health coverage for younger people with disabilities, so if you have a disability, it is important to know how you may qualify

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BABY BOOMERS AND RETIREMENT

by Thomas D. Begley, Jr., CELA Nothing is likely to have greater impact on public policy and programs for the elderly than the aging of the Baby Boomers (“Boomers”). Boomers represent 76 million persons in the United States born between

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BABY BOOMERS AND RETIREMENT

by Thomas D. Begley, Jr., CELA Nothing is likely to have greater impact on public policy and programs for the elderly than the aging of the Baby Boomers (“Boomers”). Boomers represent 76 million persons in the United States born between

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