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 [...]
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.
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 [...]
Beneficiaries of a special needs trust can still qualify for federal housing assistance programs like Section 8, but careful planning is required to avoid having benefits reduced or eliminated.
If you are the main person managing the care of the beneficiary of a special needs trust, have you planned yet for a time when you may no longer be able to perform this crucial role?
An attorney is probably unnecessary if you're just completing the initial application. But if your application is denied and you need to have a hearing, you’d be well advised [...]
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) is arguably the most important federal law for children with special needs. Here are the law's major provisions that [...]
An often overlooked aspect of a special needs trust (SNT) is how the trust is taxed. Tax savings can be substantial depending on how the trust is structured.
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 [...]