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.
Understanding what benefits might be available to your child or loved one with special needs can be confusing. Different benefits apply in different circumstances, and sometimes different benefit programs can work together to help meet the needs of an individual. Childhood disabled beneficiary benefits (CDBs) are a case in point.
Administrator-managed prepaid debit cards offer beneficiaries of special needs trusts greater independence and the ability to get what they need more quickly. But up till now such cards existed in a regulatory gray area
In an underreported case highlighting tensions between police and people with psychiatric disorders, the state of California has agreed to pay nearly $ 1million to a man with schizophrenia. The money will be placed in a special needs trust (SNT) to enhance the man’s quality of life while preserving his eligibility for public benefits.
Guardianship hearings are typically little more than a formality for parents of children with special needs who cannot live independently once they reach age 18. But this was not the case for Texas parents Christy and Mark Zartler.