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Congress Does Something Good

After many years of advocacy by the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and other advocacy groups for persons with disabilities, such as the Special Needs Alliance, the Special Needs Fairness Act of 2015, S. 349, was signed by President Obama on December 13, 2016. The Act allows persons with disabilities to create their own special needs trusts under 42 Read More


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Special Needs Trust Fairness Act of 2013

There is important federal legislation sponsored by Rep. Glenn Thompson, of Pennsylvania, that is pending in Congress.  This change to the Social Security Act is supported by the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and many advocacy groups for persons with disabilities, such as the Special Needs Alliance.  The legislation would allow persons with disabilities to create their own trusts Read More