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Special Needs Hawaii - April 2019 Edition

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Special Needs Hawaii has started a newsletter series to keep you up-to-date and informed about new developments, information, and stories about special needs planning. These articles are provided by the Academy of Special Needs Planners, and can be found at the bottom of these newsletters.


What Can a Special Needs Trust Pay For?
A special needs trust has been likened to a "parent's pocket" -- that is, it pays for the kinds of things that a parent would just reach into his or her pocket to cover.
Kiddie Tax Changes May Increase Burden for Families with SNTs
Major changes to the “kiddie tax” could significantly increase the tax liability of assets placed in special needs trusts if the trust’s beneficiary is a minor and the income the trust earns is high enough.
Some Non-English Speakers Would Lose Disability Benefits Under SSA Proposal
A new Social Security Administration proposal would make it more difficult for people who don’t speak English to qualify for disability benefits, potentially reducing the disability rolls by more than 10,000 people
As E-Scooters Spread, California Disability Advocates Sue over Right to the Sidewalk
Three different lawsuits filed in southern California in the past few months allege that popular new urban mobility devices are a danger to people with disabilities.   

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