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SSI Makes Allowances for Student Finances

By Mary L. Waltari, Esq., Special Needs Alliance Students with disabilities and their families sometimes worry that the very process of becoming educated—with an important goal being increased economic independence—can reduce SSI (Supplemental Security Income). Probably not. The Social Security Administration wants to encourage self-sufficiency and has guidelines that, in many cases, will enable individuals […]

What Chapters of The Arc Need to Know About Managed Care

By Doug Golub, MediSked President and Co-founder As an increasing number of states transition individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) to managed care, provider agencies are faced with additional complexities to work with Managed Care Organizations (MCOs), including new billing systems, requirements and expectations. Provider agencies must also ensure that the process of moving […]

Updated CBO Score of Senate Health Care Bill Confirms the Worst for Individuals with Disabilities

Washington, DC – The Arc released the following statement in response to the Congressional Budget Office’s updated report on the Senate Health Care Legislation: “The Congressional Budget Office’s (CBO) initial score of the Senate Republican’s health care plan confirms that this legislation will have a dire impact on people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. This […]

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