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Nov

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Families

What To Do When Your Child Does Not Qualify for SSI/Medicaid – Part I

Government programs such as Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Medicaid are needs based. This means that an individual must have limited resources and satisfy certain other requirements. SSI provides a maximum monthly cash benefit for a disabled individual living alone of $808 in 2014. This includes a federal benefit of $721 plus a state benefit […]

28
Oct

0
KIds Learning

Common Questions About Guardianship

As someone who assists parents with 17-A guardianship petitions, I receive many questions regarding various aspects of guardianship. Below are some of the more common questions along with answers as I understand them to be correct. The information provided is merely intended to guide you and is not designed or intended to provide legal advice. […]

15
Oct

0
Future Care Planning

SSI vs. SSDI

What’s the difference between Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Income (SSDI)? SSI is a needs-based program which provides a monthly income. In order to be eligible, the individual’s resources and income cannot exceed certain limits. The resource limit is $2,000. The person’s income limitation is dependent on a formula which is based […]

26
Sep

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Parent Support Group Meeting

Attend our Special Needs Parent Connection Support Group meeting on Saturday, October 4th to learn how to advocate for your child’s healthcare. Arlene Reith will be speaking about how to educate and communicate with medical providers in a healthcare situation. Arlene Reith is a dedicated patient safety advocate who personally understands the difficulties that individual […]