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Attorney Indicted for Social Security Disability Fraud

A notorious attorney who called himself "Mr. Social Security" has been indicted for fraud. This is good news for families of children with special needs and for seniors. Kentucky attorney Eric Conn built one of the largest Social Security D… Read More
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Special Needs Estate Planning

Families with members who have special needs that require continuing care have some estate planning options to make sure that care is provided fairly. When an adult child has special needs that require the help and support of parents it is important… Read More
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New Nursing Home Quality Measurements

The federal government has announced six new measurements for its system of comparing the quality of care patients receive at nursing homes. Anyone interested in information about the quality of a nursing home can go to Medicare's website and us… Read More
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Special Needs Attorney Testifies Before Congress

Richard A. Courtney, President of the Special Needs Alliance (SNA) and principal in the Courtney Elder Law Associates section of Frascogna Courtney, PLLC, testified Friday, September 18 before the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee Subcommittee… Read More
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Special Needs Trust Fairness Act Passes in Senate

People with special needs have won an important victory in the Senate where the Special Needs Trust Fairness Act passed unanimously. However, the fight is not over. For people with disabilities, special needs trusts are often a vital way to protect a… Read More
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Special-Purpose Trusts for the Mentally Ill and Those Suffering from Addiction

It was the summer between her sophomore and junior year at the University of Wisconsin-Madison when Patti Sacher’s daughter Keisha had a breakdown. She had taken LSD at a Grateful Dead concert one weekend in 1989. When Mrs. Sacher called to check o… Read More
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Making Long-term Plans for Family Members with Special Needs in Ann Arbor

With each passing election season, the conversations about the cost of government-provided health care and Social Security get more urgent. But debates about the deserving and the undeserving and the proper level of budgets and taxes tend to gloss ov… Read More
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