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.
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.
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 […]
The Charles River Center at 4 Strathmore Road, Natick, MA is starting 2 new programs in January 2013. IMPACT:Ability Teaching safety skills to young women This group is for young women ages 14-22, who may travel or work independently in the community or may spend time at home alone. The 8 week session will teach […]
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 […]
Trustees of special needs trusts have a duty to properly manage the funds in their care. However, most trustees, especially non-professional ones, are not sophisticated investors and they should not be directly managing the investment of large sums of money. This does not mean that the trustee of a special needs trust should simply toss […]