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 Dana Perry and the other members of the Special Needs Planning Practice Group of Chambliss Law Firm.
Chambliss Law Firm Monthly Editorial
We All Want the Same Thing: The Advocacy Approach
by Amy Boulware, Care Manager (LAP MSW)
Is Your Child Eligible for Childhood Disabled Beneficiary Benefits?
Understanding what benefits might be available to your child or loved one with special needs can be confusing. Childhood disabled beneficiary benefits (CDBs) are a case in point. Read more ->
Feds Expand Oversight of Representative Payees for SSDI and SSI Recipients
Recently passed legislation offers new tools to better protect Social Security disability beneficiaries from representative payees who abuse their position. Read more ->
Lawsuit Targets Education Department’s Handling of Discrimination Claims
Three leading civil and disability rights groups are suing the U.S. Department of Education over changes to the way the Department handles claims of rights violations. Read more ->
Looming Deadline for Electronic Check-in for Home Care Workers Raises Concerns
Disability rights advocates and a bipartisan group of senators are calling for a delay in the rollout of a program requiring home health care workers to clock in electronically with Medicaid prior to performing services. Read more ->