Social Security Disability Insurance Becomes Subject of Reform

By |2017-08-30T18:28:35+00:00February 4th, 2016|Social Security|

Small changes to Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) are expected, but are just not going to be enough, according to U.S. Senators James Lankford (R-Oklahoma) and Joe Manchin (D-West Virginia). In a letter they wrote last week, the alterations in the budget agreement constructed last year will only be like “band-aids” for the program’s fiscal [...]

ABLE Creates Long Term Planning Solution for Disabled Americans

By |2017-08-30T20:22:11+00:00February 13th, 2015|Social Security|

In order to qualify for federal programs like Medicaid or Supplemental Security Income (SSI), a person can’t have more than $2,000 in cash savings or other assets. As a result, many disabled Americans are discouraged from working or setting aside money for long term expenses, since they don’t want to put their benefits at risk. A [...]

NY Senator Introduces Bill to Help Alleviate Financial Burden on Americans with Disabilities

By |2017-08-30T20:31:00+00:00October 10th, 2014|Social Security|

Senator Charles Schumer has recently introduced a new piece of legislation to the United States Senate. The proposed bill aims to assist New Yorkers with disabilities and their families in their preparations for the future. The bill, titled, Achieving a Better Life Experience Act (ABLE) creates a tax-advantage savings account for people with disabilities. According [...]

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