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When Children With Disabilities Turn 18, Part 1

When your child reaches adolescence, you may realize that radically different benefits will soon replace many services on which your child has long relied. Most of these new benefits will abruptly come into play once your child leaves the

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Mental Illness and Social Security Disability Benefits

Living with mental illness can make gainful employment impossible. The Social Security Administration (SSA) provides disability benefits to people with certain mental illnesses through two federal programs. Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security

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SSA Announces 12 New Compassionate Allowance Conditions

The Compassionate Allowances program helps the Social Security Administration (SSA) identify people living with rare and serious medical conditions that render patients disabled. According to SSA Acting Commissioner Kilolo Kijakazi, the Compassionate Allowances program is

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What Is A Special Needs Trust?

There are two general purposes of a Special Needs Trust (“SNT”): first, to protect a person’s eligibility for government benefits, and second, to house funds for a person’s future lifetime needs. Those with special needs

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