Special Needs News is an e-newsletter that brings you reports of legal developments and other trends of vital interest to those with special needs and their advocates. This newsletter is brought to you by Rebecca Miller and the other members of the Special Needs Planning Practice Group of Chambliss Law Firm.
Chambliss Law Firm Monthly Editorial
"The Best Laid Plans..."
How We Adapt for Loved Ones with Special Needs
by Jennifer Exum, Special Needs Planning Attorney
Managing Medical Bills and Insurance Paperwork: 7 Tips for Maximizing Reimbursement
The president of a medical bill management firm offers helpful hints on managing medical bills and health insurance claims paperwork. Read more ->
What Assets Are Not Counted When Applying for SSI?
To be eligible for Supplemental Security Income (SSI), an applicant can have no more than $2,000 in assets. However, not all assets count towards the $2,000 limit. Read more ->
States Increasingly Looking to Managed Care for Long-Term Services
More state Medicaid agencies are shifting to managed care models to provide long-term care services, sparking a backlash from disability and elder rights advocates, particularly in Iowa and Kansas. Read more ->
Texas Father Wins Guardianship of Autisic Daughter Despite Giving Her Illegal Marijuana
The RAISE Act, a new bill passed by Congress and signed into law, directs the federal government to create a national Family Caregiving Strategy. Read more ->