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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!

Exception to the Medicaid Penalty: Gifting to a Loved One in Need

It is generally known that if you make a gift to your child (or pretty much anyone, with a few exceptions) and then need to go into a nursing home within five years, Medicaid will penalize you for the gift.

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On Air with Vincent J. Russo

On September 12, 2017, Vincent J. Russo joined Hilary Topper on her talk show, Hilary Topper on Air. During this podcast, Vincent shared with listeners his reason for becoming an advocate for seniors and people with special needs, the inspiration for co-creating the Trump Policy Analysis Group (TPAG), and touched on some speculated reforms such as the Health Care Reform and Tax Reform.

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What Expenses Can ABLE Accounts Pay For?

ABLE accounts, new savings plans for people with special needs to save for disability related expenses, may be used for an even broader array of products and services than many beneficiaries may realize.  

Key Decisions in Setting Up a Special Needs Trust

When you are looking into setting up a special needs trust, there are a few important questions you need to ask, especially when it comes to picking a trustee.

Securing Food Stamps as a Young Person with Disabilities

For many young people with disabilities, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) – aka food stamps -- is a lifeline.  But SNAP eligibility turns on a range of factors.

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Investigation Reveals Many with Severe Autism Are Being "Warehoused" in Hospitals

Adolescents and young adults with severe autism are being confined in emergency rooms and hospitals for weeks or even months due to a shortage of better options.

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