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Attorneys Can Help Prevent Bias in Guardianship Proceedings

When a person has petitioned the court for guardianship over you or your loved one, the case’s end result will determine your or your loved one’s rights. If the court appoints a guardian, the ward can lose the legal ability to make decisions. Depending on the type of guardianship, the guardi

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ABLE Account Age Adjustment a Bright Spot in Omnibus Passage

The Senate and House have cleared the passage of a year-end $1.7 trillion appropriations bill that will affect people with disabilities on several fronts. The bill, which runs more than 4,000 pages and includes a wide variety of legislation, heads to President Biden next for his signoff. The Bi

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Congress Overlooks Bill Meant to Up SSI Recipient Asset Cap

Despite support from both sides of the aisle and appeals from disability advocates across the country, proposed legislation intended to offer greater financial support to millions of older adults and people with disabilities is not part of Congress’ year-end spending package. Supplemental Secur

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An Uncertain Future: Money Follows the Person (MFP) Program

Since it was established in 2005, the Medicaid Money Follows the Person (MFP) Program has given people with disabilities the choice between living in a long-term care facility or receiving care in their home or a community-based setting. MFP helps provide the necessary support that allows people

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Buried in Student Loans? You May Be Eligible to Cancel Them

Many people living with a disability must make ends meet on a very fixed income, often limited to Social Security Disability Income (SSDI). Paying a student loan on a fixed income can be a huge hardship someone in this situation. If you are permanently unable to work due to a disability, you may

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Ending Guardianship of an Adult

While a guardian can support the protected person by making important decisions, in some cases, an individual may wish to change or dissolve the arrangement. The ward, their family, or other involved people might feel that the guardian is not doing a good job. They may then petition the court fo

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