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Federal Court Supports Special Needs Trusts


Federal law provides that trusts containing assets of a disabled beneficiary generally disqualify the beneficiary for Medicaid, Supplemental Security Income, and various other disability benefits. However, amounts in certain pooled special needs trusts and individual special needs trusts are not subject to this general rule. Pennsylvania enacted various restrictions on … Continue reading


When Should You Start Social Security?


Your Social Security retirement benefit depends on your earnings history and when you choose to start receiving Social Security. While you can start Social Security retirement benefits at age 62, if you elect to begin Social Security before reaching normal retirement age (“NRA”), your benefit is reduced. On the other … Continue reading


New Class Action Gives People with Autism Their Day in Court


Federal court in Potter v. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan has authorized a class action against Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Michigan. Plaintiffs claim that Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Michigan improperly denied health benefit claims for applied behavior analysis therapy on grounds that it is investigative … Continue reading


Compensation for Child’s Care of Parent Not Tax Deductible Absent Written Agreement


The United States Tax Court just held that a New Jersey estate may not deduct a child’s charges for long term care provided to a deceased parent absent a written agreement by the parent to pay the child for the care. Estate of Olivo v. Commissioner (U.S. Tax Ct., No. … Continue reading


New Class Action Gives People with Autism Their Day in Court


Federal court in Potter v. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan has authorized a class action against Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Michigan. Plaintiffs claim that Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Michigan improperly denied health benefit claims for applied behavior analysis therapy on grounds that it is investigative … Continue reading


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