Special Needs Planning – September 2019 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 Leah McElmoyl and the other members of the Special Needs Planning Practice Group of Chambliss Law Firm.
The Chattanooga Area Brain Injury Association (CABIA) is hosting their annual fundraising luncheon Changing the Face of Brain Injury on Tuesday, September 24 from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m at the Chattanooga Convention Center. The luncheon will feature neurosurgeon Dr. Joseph Miller of Erlanger Health Systems. For more information, click here.
Five Questions to Ask Yourself When Choosing a Trustee for Your Special Needs Trust
The choice of trustee is one of the most important decisions you’ll make regarding your special needs trust. Here are five questions to keep in mind when considering who will serve in this crucial role.
When Should You Consider Changing Your Special Needs Plan’s Key Players?
A good special needs plan involves many key players, including a guardian, a health care proxy, an executor, a trustee, and possibly a trust protector. It’s a good idea to review these selections on a regular basis, because change is inevitable.
Dental Care Becoming More Disability Inclusive
Dental care rarely gets attention as a disability rights issue, but numerous people with disabilities suffer from inadequate and inaccessible dental care. There are signs this may be changing.
Possible Change to How the Government Measures Inflation Raises Concerns for Those with Disabilities
The government is considering changing its inflation calculation in a way that could mean millions of children, seniors, and people with disabilities losing access to vital programs, and less money for those who still qualify.