A new online calculator guides parents through the estate planning process by assessing the cost of everything their child with special needs is likely to need for the duration of his or her life.
Although the up to $1,200 relief payment does not immediately affect eligibility for means-test programs like Medicaid and SSI, if the money is not spent within 12 months it will count as an asset and could affect eligibility.
Trusts are important vehicles in special needs planning. What happens, though, when the primary beneficiary of a special needs trust dies and there are assets left in the trust? How are taxes calculated and paid?
As the COVID-19 pandemic rages on, voting by mail is rapidly become the preferred method of many states and municipalities, but in some jurisdictions the needs of people with disabilities are not being taken into consideration.
Those who care for a family member while also working can face challenges balancing work and caregiving duties. New legislation would make it illegal to discriminate against a worker because of their caregiving responsibilities.
A special Illinois Identification Card known as the Illinois Person with a Disability Identification Card for Illinois, issued by the Illinois Secretary of State's Office, is available for Illinois residents with certain disabilities. The card is simply a driver’s...