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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for historical purposes only, and economic, market, and legal conditions may have changed since these newsletters were originally made available.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 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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2020 February SNH Newsletter

In this issue: The new SECURE Act and its impact on Special Needs Planning, reversing the Kiddie Tax, Social Security payments increase in 2020, and proposed rule could make proving housing discrimination against those with disabilities harder.

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