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Self-Settled Supplemental Needs Trusts

In the February 2017 Bulletin for the Erie County Bar Association, Peter and Jillian Brevorka of the Brevorka Law Firm, P.C. discuss the recently signed 21st Century Cures Act, which will allow individuals to not only establish “self-settled” supplemental needs […]

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Federal Judiciary Steps in on Presidential Executive Order

Judges Donnelly, Brinkema, Burroughs and Dein Block Trump Order Amid Chaos Judges from three states took action immediately following President Donald Trump’s executive order blocking immigrants from the seven predominately Muslim nations from entering the United States. At 4:42 p.m. […]

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Spend Down to Preserve SSI and Medicaid Eligibility

Government-supplied benefits like Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Medicaid help thousands of Americans with special needs in paying for their care. These needs-based benefits most often have a low ceiling in the resources they provide each person – low enough […]

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Looking Ahead to 2017 Taxes

We’re well into January now, and many people are already thinking ahead to filing this year’s taxes. It’s important to note that many tax-related specifications in 2017 are the same as they were last year. Below is a short overview […]

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The Power of Yoga for Special Needs

For many people who have family members with special physical needs, finding ways for them to relieve pain, improve their mobility and to improve how they feel is often a major priority. Some have turned to yoga for these major […]

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Care.com and Sama to Connect People with Caregiver Jobs

Care.com makes it easy for parents to find a qualified caregiver for their child with special needs. After clicking “I need a caregiver, parents can start a free search for care in their specific area. “Special needs” even has its […]

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Choosing the Right Trustee for Your Special Needs Trust

Choosing a credible and reliable trustee is one of the most important steps in establishing a special needs trust. While you want your trustee to have extensive management experience with regard to accounts, bills, taxes and other areas, it’s also critical […]

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Home AI Device Danger for People with Special Needs

Artificial intelligence (AI) has been in American homes for years – now more than ever. In fact, Amazon’s intelligent speaker called Echo was the hot Christmas gift of 2016 and sold out in December (according to Amazon, it’ll be back […]

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IRS Announces 2017 Standard Mileage Rates for Business, Medical and Moving Purposes

Having a loved one with special needs often means frequent car trips – whether to physical therapy, occupational therapy, doctor visits, or elsewhere. Parents and caretakers of disabled children and adults are able to use the Internal Revenue Service’s (IRS) […]