On March 7, Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) introduced a bill that would dramatically increase Supplemental Security Income (SSI) resource limits and income exclusions, as well as eliminate penalties for applicants who receive in-kind food and shelter.
If an individual with a disability receives an inheritance, settles a lawsuit, or otherwise comes into money, that person can lose his or her benefits eligibility unless the money is transferred into a qualifying special needs trust. Currently, regulations state
In a move that caught the special needs planning community by surprise, Congress effectively overruled two recent Supreme Court decisions and made it easier for state Medicaid agencies to recover funds from personal injury settlements. The upshot is that people