"Here Comes the Sun"  is the Newsletter from Russo Law Group, P.C. specifically for the Special Needs Community. For more information on any of the articles you read here, please do not hesitate to contact us!

Rest Assured, Your Social Security Benefit Information is Still Readily Available

Recently, the Social Security Administration (SSA) has stopped mailing Social Security earnings statements on a regular basis.  Although these statements could not predict the future, they gave us comfort knowing what funds would be available to us - should we need them or when we decide to retire.

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If You Have a Disability, You May Be Able to Avoid IRA Early Withdrawal Penalties

The early withdrawal penalty has been very effective at forcing retirement plan owners to keep money in their retirement accounts, but if a retirement account owner becomes disabled, the IRS will waive the 10 percent early withdrawal penalty.

"Mr. Social Security" Indicted for Defrauding Government Out of $600M in Disability Benefits

A notorious Kentucky attorney who called himself "Mr. Social Security" has been indicted in federal court after an ongoing FBI investigation uncovered evidence that he worked with doctors and an administrative law judge to procure hundreds of millions of dollars in benefits for clients who may not have been disabled.

Five Events That Require an Immediate Call to Your Special Needs Planner

In case you haven't thought of checking in with your special needs planner in a while, here are five events that should trigger an immediate call to your attorney.

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Social Security Administration Attempts to Correct Gay Marriage "Penalty" for Some SSI Recipients

The Social Security Administration (SSA) has finally decided that it can’t have it both ways when it comes to gay couples it once claimed weren’t married.

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