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Social Security Administration Releases Final Rule Omitting Food from In-Kind Support and Maintenance Calculation for SSI      

The most important takeaway from the Social Security Administration’s rule change is that any purchases of food for Supplemental Security Income recipients from Special Needs Trusts and families will not decrease the SSI payment. The new rule was approved on March 27 and effective September 30, 2024. This new ruling makes Special Needs Trusts (SNTs) […]

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Scott B. Silverberg Keynote Speaker at the 24th Annual Elder and Disability Law Symposium

The New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, a division of the New Jersey State Bar Association, welcomed Scott Silverberg as the keynote speaker for the 24th annual Elder and Disability Law Symposium in early December. His presentation focused on New York’s Medicaid Home Care Program, the legal challenges facing patients and what Elder Law […]

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How To Prepare for Death or Disability

No one wants to face the fact that our loved ones will not be with us forever. Facing our own mortality is frightening as well. Although none of us wants to contemplate a time when we or a loved one might become disabled or die, it is important to be prepared.  There are many steps […]

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