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"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!

2017 Medicaid Benefits

Commencing January 1, 2017, there are new Medicaid amounts reflecting Medicaid eligibility.


Five Tips for Getting the Most Out of Your Child's IEP Meeting

Parents who have a child with special needs in school will meet annually with the school district to develop an IEP (Individualized Education Program). These meetings can be overwhelming, especially if you don’t know what to expect or are not prepared.

People with Disabilities Can Now Create Their Own Special Needs Trusts

The Special Needs Trust Fairness Act, federal legislation that will allow people with disabilities to create their own special needs trusts instead of having to rely on parents, grandparents, guardians or a court, has been enacted.

Federal Government Finds Fraud and Abuse in Care Assistant Programs

The Department of Health and Human Services recently investigated more than 200 instances of fraud and patient neglect in Medicaid-funded programs that provide caretakers for children, adults and the elderly. 

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When Can Trust Funds Be Used to Modify a Home That the Trust Doesn't Own?

It is often necessary to modify a home in one way or another to accommodate a person with special needs. But if the individual is the beneficiary of a special needs trust (SNT) and trust funds might be used to pay for modifications or repairs to a home that the beneficiary doesn't own, things can get complicated.

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