The Achieving Better Life Experience Act (ABLE), was signed into law on December 19, 2014. Once a state has passed legislation implementing an ABLE account program and the Treasury Department issues regulations, persons with disabilities may own and control one tax-exempt savings account for the payment of qualified disability-related expenses. ABLE account funds generally will not count toward income and resource limits for federal .
Judith L. Bomster will attend the Special Needs Alliance (“SNA”) Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana on April 16 and 17, 2015. The SNA annual Spring conference is designed to provide quality education on cutting-edge and timely issues, enabling its members to stay abreast of federal laws and rules which affect individuals with disabilities.
Ann N. Butenhof will attend the Annual NAELA (National Alliance of Elder Law Attorneys) Conference in Orlando, Florida May 14-through 16, 2015. NAELA’s annual conference provides practitioners an opportunity to stay current on a variety of issues impacting Elder and Special Needs Law. This year’s program is about emerging research, changes in the law, best practices and actively engaging with national experts.
As appeared in EP Magazine, June 2006: Volume 36, Issue 6.
There are many types of governmental benefits available to a special needs individual, such as medical and cash assistance, food stamps and housing subsidies. This much-needed assistance may be available at the federal, state and local levels. Every program has its own eligibility guidelines, whether financial, or otherwise, and each benefit requires some sort of application. .