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Special Needs Hawaii Newsletters Archive

Clicking on the newsletter hyperlinks on this web page will take you to the website of the Academy of Special Needs Planners (ASNP). Royal Alliance has no control over the posted content within the ASNP website.

The newsletters archived here are for historical purposes only, and economic, market, and legal conditions may have changed since these newsletters were originally made available. The information provided here should not be relied upon to make investment decisions.

2020 December SNH Newsletter

In this issue: Justices skeptical of arguments, Strategies for bridging SSDI's Medicare waiting period, Will people with disabilities have priority for a COVID-19 vaccine, and IRS issues final regulations for ABLE accounts.

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2020 November SNH Newsletter

In this issue: A trust protector can look out for a beneficiary's interests, Funding a special needs trust with life insurance, Social Security disability benefits to rise by only 1.3 percent in 2021, government agency calls for end to program allowing subminimum wages for people with disabilities.

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2020 October SNH Newsletter

In this issue: What happens to assets left in a special needs trust on the death of the beneficiary, Representative Payee: Not a job to be taken lightly, Understanding the differences between a living trust and an irrevocable trust, Funding a special needs trust with life insurance: the basics

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2020 September SNH Newsletter

In this issue: Many people died while awaiting disability benefit appeals, Disability advoates warn Trump's payroll cut will play havoc with social security's finances, IRS reopens portal to allow parents to obtain additional stimulus payments, feds once again delay rule to help people with disabilities remain part of their community.

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2020 August SNH Newsletter

In this issue: Theft from SNT Highlights Value of Using a Professional Trustee, Six Important Questions about Child Support and Special Needs, Covid-19 has loosened some ADA Workplace Restrictions, and Disability Rights Advocates Push for End to SSDI Waiting Periods

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2020 July SNH Newsletter

In this issue: Advocates push to make voting safe, Bill to shield caregivers from employment discrimination introduced, what is "medicare set-aside", and states ask that loans of students with disabilities be forgiven.

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2020 June SNH Newsletter

In this issue: What taxes are due when the beneficiary of a special needs trust dies, SSA suspends eligibility reviews and other standard procedures, adults with special needs who are claimed as dependents will not get coronavirus relief payment, pandemic prompts expansion of online grocery options for SNAP recipients.

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2020 May SNH Newsletter

In this issue: What is a special needs trust, SSI beneficiaries to receive relief checks automatically, caregivers may be eligible for paid sick leave under coronavirus response act, and an overlooked frontline in the coronavirus fight: group homes for people with disabilities.

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2020 April SNH Newsletter

In this issue: Social security shutters all offices in response to coronavirus outbreak, COVID-19 raises fears of health care rationing and disability discrimination, do beneficiaries of special needs trusts have rights, and the IRS creates mechanism for SSI recipients to obtain relief checks.

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2020 March SNH Newsletter

In this issue: Students on SSI May Be Able to Earn Extra Income Without a Benefit Reduction, Lack of ADA Access is Being Used as an Excuse to Close Polling Sites, Major Changes Proposed to Medicaid's Funding Structure, and Program That Helps People Move Out of Institutions Temporarily Re-Authorized.

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