A new audit finds that the government likely overpaid hundreds of millions of dollars to certain SSI beneficiaries. As many as 77,000 beneficiaries may be forced to pay back some or all of their overpayments.
Congress has passed and President Trump has signed a law delaying by one year the requirement that providers of home health care services clock in electronically with Medicaid prior to performing services.
Trustees of special needs trusts generally have wide discretion in determining whether to distribute funds to trust beneficiaries. But if the person with disabilities receives Supplemental Security Income, careful precautions should be taken before any trust funds are used to pay for housing costs.
For years, the Social Security Administration (SSA) has placed strict limitations on when special needs trusts can distribute payments to family members for travel expenses. But things just got a little easier.
Disability rights advocates and a bipartisan group of senators are calling for a delay in the rollout of a program requiring home health care workers to clock in electronically with Medicaid prior to performing services.