Protected Tomorrows: Government & Law

Is your loved one entitled to government benefits? Do you know how to recognize discrimination in the workplace? What should be considered when making the Guardianship decision? How will divorce affect your child with special needs? Explore these in-depth topics for information that affects your loved one’s rights. What you learn today can make a huge impact on how your loved one lives, learns, works and plays.


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Glossary

Avoid These Common Mistakes When Applying for Supplemental Security Income

Gifting Guidelines for an Individual with Special Needs

Government Assistance Income and Gift-giving Rules: What You Need to Know

The Guardianship Decision

Medicaid Explained

Planning Around Government Assistance Programs

Recognizing Discrimination in the Workplace

Social Security & IL Medicaid Benefits That May Be Available to You

Special Needs Trust: Put Money Aside Without Jeopardizing Benefits

Understanding Divorce and the Child with Special Needs

Understanding Guardianship for Adults with Special Needs

Understanding the Social Security Application Process

Fact Sheet: Disability Rights in Private and Public Housing

Fact Sheet: Quick Glance at Government Benefits

State Comparison Resources:

UCP Case for Inclusion 2015(pdf) – The Case for Inclusion is a report published annually by United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) ranking state Medicaid programs serving Americans with intellectual and developmental disabilities (ID/DD).

StateHealthFacts.org – Statehealthfacts.org provides free, up-to-date, and easy-to-use health data for all 50 states. The site is a project of the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation