Jan 272017
 
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The Able Act allows many people with disabilities to save money for unexpected or needed items that make their lives better. Items must be from an approved Category. For instance, assistive technology and transportation are two categories, but there are more categories. l People with disabilities can sign on to able act programs from out of their state where available. This Webinar will talk about the 4 newest states to start Able Act Programs KY, MI, OR, and VA.

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January 31, 2017

2:00 PM-3:30 PM

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Jul 222016
 
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New York’s first medical marijuana dispensary opened in January, over a year after the state became the 23rd to legalize the drug for medical use and the fifth to approve Parkinson’s disease (PD) as a condition for its use. This news understandably led the patient and physician communities to ask a number of research and clinical questions about marijuana and Parkinson’s.

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Author: Rachel Dolhun, MD Publication: Michael J Fox Foundation Foxfeed Date: 02-01-2016 

Jul 012016
 
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In the 2016 Annual Report to Congress, the Social Security Board of Trustees: announced:

  • The asset reserves of the combined OASDI Trust Funds increased by $23 billion in 2015 to a total of $2.81 trillion.
  • The combined trust fund reserves are still growing and will continue to do so through 2019. Beginning in 2020, the total cost of the program is projected to exceed income.
  • The year when the combined trust fund reserves are projected to become depleted, if Congress does not act before then, is 2034 – the same as projected last year. At that time, there will be sufficient income coming in to pay 79 percent of scheduled benefits.

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Author: Mark Hinkle, Acting Press Officer  Publication: Social Security Press Release Date: 06-21-2016

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May 172016
 
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A year and a half after legislation paved the way for people with disabilities to save without jeopardizing their government benefits, the first accounts are poised to become available.

A handful of states are expected to open their so-called ABLE programs this summer.

Nebraska is the first to announce a launch date — June 30

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Author: Michelle Diament  Publication: Disabilities Scoop  Date: 05/10/2016

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