Special Needs Planning

State Officials Plan For New ABLE Accounts

State treasurers from across the country are meeting to discuss how to implement new accounts that will allow people with disabilities to save without jeopardizing their government benefits.

IRS Proposes Rules For New ABLE Accounts

Six months after a federal law paved the way for tax-free savings accounts for people with disabilities, officials are providing details on how they expect the new program to operate.

ABLE Accounts Get Green Light In First State

Three months after federal law established a new way for people with disabilities to save without jeopardizing their government benefits, the legislative hurdles are over in one state.

States Moving Forward On ABLE Accounts

Just months after federal lawmakers created a way for people with disabilities to save without risking their government benefits, most states are working to make the new accounts available.

White House Marks Passage Of ABLE Act

More than a month after enacting a law allowing people with disabilities a new way to save money, the White House is celebrating what’s being hailed as landmark legislation.

Congress Weighing Tax-Free Disability Savings Accounts

A long-stagnant bill that would establish a new way for people with disabilities to save money without jeopardizing their government benefits is starting to make its way through Congress.

Congress Urged To Create Tax-Free Disability Savings Accounts

Disability advocates are launching a major push to pressure Congress to pass legislation before year’s end that would offer a new way to save money without jeopardizing government benefits.

Saving For People With Disabilities May Soon Be Tax-Free

A bill that’s expected to be introduced in Congress Tuesday would give families a new way to save money for people with disabilities without jeopardizing government benefits.

Money Manager For People With Disabilities Guilty Of Massive Theft

The head of an agency charged with managing money for individuals with disabilities is admitting he took $625,000, leaving many of his clients virtually penniless.

Former Morgan Stanley Broker Guilty Of Special Needs Fraud

A New York financial adviser pled guilty Monday to defrauding children with disabilities and now faces prison time and potential fines.

Jail Time For Attorney Who Stole Millions From Clients With Disabilities

A New York attorney is headed to prison after admitting to bilking $4 million from clients with disabilities.

Report Outlines Action Plan To Meet Housing Need Of Adults With Autism

Bold steps are needed to increase housing options for a burgeoning population of adults with autism, researchers say in a report out this week.

Gifts Can Be Double-Edged Sword For Special Needs Recipients

Watch out when buying holiday gifts for individuals with special needs, financial planners say, so that you don’t inadvertently do more harm than good.

Without Financial Support, Parents Weigh Relinquishing Custody

Struggling to pay for care, at least two dozen Canadian families fear they will have no choice but to give up their parental rights.

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