Upcoming Events

Annette will be speaking at two upcoming events in early March: Guardianship Clinic, March 2 from 10 am – 12pm at the Charles River Center in Needham, MA; Transition Round Table, March 12 from 6pm – 9pm at the Natick High School, Natick MA.

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The 35th Annual Legislative Reception

Hosted by The Arc of Massachusetts and Massachusetts Developmental Disabilities Council, the annual legislative reception is an ideal opportunity for persons with disabilities, family members, advocates, state agency heads and their staff, and legislators to interact and catch up on legislative priorities and other important issues.

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Social Security Administration Removes Controversial POMS Language

Planners Remain in Limbo Special Needs Law Group of Massachusetts received the following notification of changes to the POMS language regarding compensation to a trust beneficiary’s family members: In response to criticism from disability advocates and the special needs planning community, the Social Security Administration (SSA) has removed several controversial examples that it only recently […]

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Child Support and Supplemental Security Income: A Primer

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is a federal program that provides cash assistance to people with disabilities who have very limited incomes and resources. In most cases, SSI recipients may also obtain a much more important benefit — automatic Medicaid eligibility. Because access to SSI depends on a beneficiary’s income and resources, even small increases in […]

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