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Supportive Housing Programs Offer Integrated Solutions for People with Mental Disabilities

One of the programs on the cutting edge of community mental health is called "supportive housing," and it incorporates not only housing but social services and medical care as well.

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What Are a Special Needs Trustee’s Record-Keeping Duties?

If you are considering serving as trustee of a special needs trust, know what is expected of you before taking on this crucial role.

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Uber Broke Law by Slapping Wait-Time Surcharge on People With Disabilities, DOJ Charges

Extra fees for passengers who took more than two minutes to get into cars discriminated against people who needed to fold up wheelchairs or required more time to reach vehicles, a lawsuit says.

 

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Hungry for Support: More Likely to Be Food-Insecure, People with Disabilities Have Difficulty Getting Assistance

People with disabilities are more likely to lack adequate nutrition and they find it hard to get nutritional help — or even recognition — from the federal government’s SNAP (food stamp) program.

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What It Means to Need ‘Nursing Home Level of Care’ for Medicaid Eligibility

When applying for Medicaid’s long-term care coverage, in addition to the strict income and asset limits, you must demonstrate that you need a level care typically provided in a nursing home.  

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IRS Issues Long-Term Care Premium Deductibility Limits for 2022, and They Look Pretty Familiar

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has announced the amounts taxpayers of different ages can deduct from their 2022 income as a result of buying long-term care insurance, and the figures are almost the same as in 2021.

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Medicare Premiums to Increase Dramatically in 2022

Medicare premiums are rising sharply next year, cutting into the large Social Security cost-of-living increase. The basic monthly premium will jump 15.5 percent, or $21.60, from $148.50 to $170.10 a month.

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The Benefits of Including an LLC as Part of Your Estate Plan

Limited Liability Companies (LLCs) are an important tool for small business owners, but they can also be useful in estate planning. An LLC can help you pass assets to your children while avoiding gift and estate taxes. 

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Are There Special Tax Rules for a Gift or Inheritance from a Foreign National?

If you have close relatives who are citizens of another country, you might receive a gift or inheritance from them at some point. While you usually do not have to pay taxes to the IRS for this, you may need to report it. 

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Better Than No Loaf: Medicaid Planning Using "Half a Loaf" Strategies

While it is preferable to conduct long-term care planning well in advance of needing care, if you haven’t planned ahead, there are some strategies available to avoid spending all your assets. 

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