People with Disabilities in Natural Disasters

Each month, the Law Offices of Linnea J. Levine PC will provide the latest Elder Law News for your consumption. Our hope is to keep you informed on any and all relevant information at our disposal. This month’s topic: Is Your Child Eligible for Childhood Disabled Beneficiary Benefits?

Linnea celebrates her 25th year assisting families in the practice areas of Elder Law, Special Needs Planning and Estate Planning to preserve their assets and to obtain quality care and eligibility to receive public benefits.

Is Your Child Eligible for Childhood Disabled Beneficiary Benefits?

Understanding what benefits might be available to your child or loved one with special needs can be confusing. Childhood disabled beneficiary benefits (CDBs) are a case in point.

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Lawsuit Targets Education Department’s Handling of Discrimination Claims

Three leading civil and disability rights groups are suing the U.S. Department of Education over changes to the way the Department handles claims of rights violations.

SNT Is Created in Excessive Force Settlement Between Man With Schizophrenia and Police

In an underreported case involving police violence, the state of California has agreed to pay nearly $1 million to a man with schizophrenia. The money will be placed in a special needs trust (SNT).

Since 1998 Linnea qualified and has maintained her qualifications for the designation of Certified Elder Law Attorney (CELA) awarded by the National Elder Law Foundation, approved by the American Bar Association. (The Rules Committee of the Connecticut Superior Court currently does not recognize Elder Law as a concentrated area of practice). She has repeatedly been named as a Super Lawyer in Elder Law for the New England Region. Linnea was named “Most Valuable Member for 2014” by the Connecticut Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys.