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Special Needs News

July 2022 Newsletter

Through PASS, People With Disabilities Can Pursue Work Goals Without Losing SSI Benefits
A program known as PASS offers individuals with disabilities who want to work the opportunity to pursue their professional ambitions while continuing to receive their Supplemental Security Income payment.

Supreme Court Rules State Medicaid Programs Can Recoup a Larger Share of Injury Settlements
In a case involving a Floridian teen who was catastrophically injured and received a settlement, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that state Medicaid programs may be repaid from settlement funds reserved for future medical expenses.
Feds Set Deadline for States to Meet Standards on Adequate Community Housing for Individuals With Disabilities
Medicaid’s Home and Community-Based Services program will not include housing that imposes restrictions on residents.
Julie Beckett, Mother of Katie Beckett Medicaid Waiver and Champion of Disability Community, Dies
Before Julie Beckett took action, many children with disabilities nationwide were required to live in institutional settings; receiving long-term treatment at home often meant losing their Medicaid coverage.

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