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for historical purposes only, and economic, market, and legal conditions may have changed since these newsletters were originally made available.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

In this issue: What Happens to ABLE accounts if Beneficiary is no longer disabled, SSA issues controversial proposal, Differences between a living trust and an irrevocable trust, and GAO calls for increased oversight over organizations that handle SS benefits.

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2019 November SNH Newsletter

In this issue: Making year-end gifts to Special Needs family members, bill introduced to raise SSI asset limit and other reforms, lawmakers start to combat discrimination against tenants who receive housing aid, and veterans disability benefits now protected in bankruptcy proceedings.

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2019 October SNH Newsletter

In this issue: The basics of funding a special needs trust with life insurance, disability rights advocates challenge new immigration rules, congress looks to end subminimum wages for people with disabilities, DOT issues guidance for traveling with support animals.

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2019 September SNH Newsletter

In this issue: Who to choose as a trustee for your special needs trust, when to change your plan's key players, dental care becomes more inclusive, and changes to the method of measuring inflation raises concerns.

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2019 August SNH Newsletter

In this issue: Passing retirement benefits to special needs dependents can be complicated, new laws help people with disabilities during disasters, doctors aren't aware of their duties with treating people with disabilities, and less people are covered by Medicaid because of paperwork.

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2019 July SNH Newsletter

In this issue: Make sure your special needs plan is mobile, obstacles for Medicaid work requirements encountered, people aren't using ABLE accounts, and an overview of Social Security Benefits.

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2019 June SNH Newsletter

In this issue: ABLE account guidance, Uber and Lyft sued over wheelchair access, study finds health benefits for people with Medigap coverage, and Medicaid funding changes cause concern for disability advocates.

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2019 May SNH Newsletter

In this issue: Invite others to contribute to your trust, possible monitoring of social media accounts, tax breaks for day care, and Michael Avenatti gets charged for embezzling money meant for a Special Needs Trust

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