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Special Needs Hawaii Newsletter

Special Needs Hawaii - February 2020 Edition

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Upcoming Workshops
Special Needs Hawaii is still holding workshops about the following special needs topics:
We are also holding workshops about the following topics:
More information about the workshops and the available dates and times can be found on our website at http://specialneedshawaii.com/events
Autism Walk
On April 11, 2020, the Autism Society of Hawaii will be hosting their annual Hele for Autism Walk and Resource Fair. You can check out their flier here, and register for the event here.
There is an article in this edition of the newsletter that takes a more in-depth look at the new legislation passed at the end of 2019. Simply put, the SECURE Act changes special needs planning and retirement planning. Please keep this in mind.


New Retirement Law Changes Special Needs Planning
Just before the end of 2019, Congress passed and the President signed a spending bill that includes significant changes to retirement savings accounts. Known as the Setting Every...
Congress Reverses Recent Changes to the Kiddie Tax
A major bipartisan bill, signed into law by President Trump in December, includes significant tax changes for people with assets in a special needs trust for a minor. The changes...
Social Security Payments Rise Slightly for 2020
Social Security disability recipients will see a modest increase in monthly benefits in 2020, although the increases are on an even smaller scale than in recent years.   Each...
Proposed Rule Could Make Proving Housing Discrimination Against Those with Disabilities Harder
It could soon be significantly harder for people with disabilities to pursue discrimination claims under the Fair Housing Act (FHA) if new regulations proposed by the Department o...

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