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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.

SSA Liberalizes Rules on When Special Needs Trusts Can Reimburse Family Members for Travel

For years, the Social Security Administration (SSA) has placed strict limitations on when special needs trusts can distribute payments to family members for travel expenses. But things just got a little easier.

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Are State ABLE Programs Sustainable? Disability Advocates Raise Concerns

State ABLE savings programs aren’t attracting enough account holders to keep afloat financially, according to early projections.  Changes are needed, say disability advocates.

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New Qualifications for ALJs Are Bad News for Social Security Beneficiaries, Legal Experts Warn

President Trump has issued an executive order that could compromise the independence of federal agency judges, most of whom work at the Social Security Administration (SSA).

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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.