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Lesser-Known Resources for Disabled American Veterans

November is the month that Americans make sure our veterans know and feel the appreciation we have for their service. Taking care of veterans is important, but, sadly, the traditional resources available to servicemembers often fall short and can leave veterans to fend for themselves. Sometimes,

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ABLE Accounts in 2024: Save Up to $18,000 Annually

For nearly a decade, people with disabilities have had the option to accumulate savings in a special tax-free account – without risking their means-tested public benefits. In 2024, the annual limit on how much money one can deposit into these savings vehicles, known as ABLE accounts, will rise, al

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Respite Care for Caregivers of Loved Ones With Disabilities

Serving as a caregiver is a noble but draining job. Caregivers can suffer from a variety of physical and emotional burdens whether they are a part-time or full-time caregiver. They may deal with losing sleep, lack of an appetite, depression, exhaustion, increased anxiety, and compassion fatigue as t

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Study: Medicaid Critical for U.S. Adults With Down Syndrome

Among adults aged 18 and older in the United States, estimates suggest that about 125,000 have Down syndrome (DS). It remains the main genetic cause of intellectual disability that qualifies individuals automatically for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and, in turn, Medicaid. Yet very limited res

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SSI and SSDI Recipients to Receive Boost in 2024 Payouts

The announcement about the cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) for 2024 is now out, and it’s good news for disability benefits recipients. Those who rely on Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) will soon see a 3.2 percent increase in their monthly payments

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What Is a 504 Plan?

We all want the best for our children and for them to get the best education possible. Some students need a tailored educational plan to make the most of their time in school. A 504 plan may be the best way for parents and guardians to support their child’s academic career and maximize their succe

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