Special Needs Planning – September Legal Update
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.
Can the Beneficiary of a Special Needs Trust Change the Trustee?
A common fear among beneficiaries or their families is that the trustee may not do what’s in the beneficiary’s best interests and that, if this happens, the beneficiary may not be able to do anything about it.
Campaign Launches to Boost Enrollment in ABLE Accounts
To help consumers navigate the process of opening newly available savings accounts for families of people with disabilities, the ABLE National Resource Center has launched an education and information campaign called #ABLEtoSave.
Guardianship, Mental Incapacity and the Right to Vote
All U.S. citizens have a federally guaranteed right to vote, but depending on the state, those under guardianship (or conservatorship) may not have that right.
How to Get a Student Loan Discharged Because of a Disability
Many people with disability income owe student loans. There’s a process that allows people with disabilities to discharge student loans completely – and it’s cost-free.