Special Needs Planning – January 2020 Newsletter
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 the Special Needs Planning Practice Group of Chambliss Law Firm.
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- When Should You Consider Changing Your Special Needs Plan’s Key Players?
- Making Gifts for Persons Who Have Special Needs
- Dental Care Becoming More Disability Inclusive
- Make Sure Your Estate Plan Doesn’t Put Your Child at Risk
What Happens to an ABLE Account If the Beneficiary Is No Longer Disabled?
If an ABLE account has been set up for a person with special needs, what happens to the account if the beneficiary no longer qualifies as “disabled” according to IRS regulations due to medical improvement or inaccurate diagnosis?
SSA Issues Controversial Proposal That Could Cut Hundreds of Thousands From Disability Rolls
Advocates are warning that a little-noticed proposed rule change could result in hundreds of thousands of Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients, many of them children, losing benefits.
Understanding the Differences Between a Living Trust and an Irrevocable Trust
You may be thinking about setting up a trust. Before you commit to a plan, make sure you understand the differences between the two basic types of trusts.
GAO Calls for Increased Oversight of Organizations That Handle Social Security Benefits for Nearly 1 Million
In a new report, the Government Accountability Office calls for better oversight of organizations that handle the Social Security benefits of recipients who cannot manage their own benefits and lack a family member or friend to do so.