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How Can Our Family Spend Money That’s in a Special Needs Trust?

A Special Needs Trust can hold money or title to property for the benefit of a disabled individual. The funds need to be used to supplement benefits received from government programs such as Medicaid and Supplemental Security Income (SSI). However, … Continue reading

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Special Needs Planning: Don’t Leave Your Child’s Future in the Hands of an Unpredictable Congress

Government programs are meant to provide assistance to our citizens. However, even programs that can mean the difference between life and death, such as Medicaid and Supplemental Security Income (SSI), can have their budgets cut, benefits reduced, qualifications tightened, or … Continue reading

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Why Latin America Needs to Prepare Now for Election Meddling

The Kremlin’s interference in the 2016 U.S. elections caught the world by surprise. This wasn’t because election interference of that kind hadn’t happened before—it had, just ask the Ukrainians—but simply because no one thought the Kremlin would dare to challenge … Continue reading

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Congress Needs To Hold ICE Accountable for Abuses

Immigration and Customs Enforcement is running amok. Congress needs to step up and do its job. When Karah de Oliveira and her husband, Fabiano, showed up at the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Office in Lawrence, Massachusetts, they expected to … Continue reading

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Virginia Special Needs Planning Lawyer: Guardianship and the Autistic Adult

As a Virginia special needs planning lawyer, I know that everyone who falls on the Autism spectrum is unique. Some will grow to be adults who can generally function in the world, make decisions on their own behalf, and effectively … Continue reading

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