U.S. Department of Education Releases Guidance on Assistive Technology Devices and Services for Children with Disabilities Under IDEA

U.S. Department of Education Releases Guidance on Assistive Technology Devices and Services for Children with Disabilities Under IDEA

As the parent of a child with special needs, you know how important it is to advocate for your child’s education. The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) is an instrumental piece of legislation that helps protect the rights of …
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How Social Security Evaluates A Trust As A Countable Resource

How Social Security Evaluates A Trust As A Countable Resource

A person’s resources affect the ability to qualify for crucial government benefits. The Social Security Administration (SSA) sets forth resource limits for SSI applicants and recipients. For example, to qualify for Supplemental Security Income (SSI), countable resources must not be worth more …
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Social Security Recipients to Pocket 5.9% Benefit Increase

Social Security Recipients to Pocket 5.9% Benefit Increase

Recently, the federal government announced the cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) for 2022. This adjustment is applied to federal benefits to be disbursed in 2022. Many analysts expected that the COLA would be the highest since 1983 when it was 7.4 percent. …
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State Increasing Funding For I/DD Community

State Increasing Funding For I/DD Community

After a federal judge admonished the State of Illinois in 2017 for failing to meet the requirements of a 2011 consent decree requiring more community-based services for the intellectually and developmentally disabled (I/DD) community, Governor J.B. Pritzker has proposed a …
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