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Books: Finances

Financial Aid for Persons with Disabilities and Their Families 2012-2014 (RSP Financial Aid Directories of Interest to Persons with Disabilities & Their Families) 13th Edition by Gail A. Schlachter and R. David Weber

This book offers an abundant amount of information on financial aid. There is information on financial aid programs, types of financial aid, such as loans, grants, scholarships, fellowships and more, and information on financial aid for specific disabilities. For more information or to order your copy, contact Amazon.com or visit Barnes and Noble.

New Sign Managing a Special Needs Trust: A Guide for Trustees, by Barbara D. Jackins, Richard S. Blank, Ken W. Shulman and Harriet H. Onello, published by DisAbilities Books.

This book is an invaluable guide for anyone who is managing a special needs trust for a person with a physical or mental disability. The authors are four Massachusetts attorneys, with many years of experience in guiding trustees through the complicated rules of special needs trusts. In clear, easy to understand language, the authors explain how a trustee can use trust funds to meet the financial needs of a person with a physical or mental disability and still comply with the complex rules of government benefit programs. Managing a Special Needs Trust covers many topics, including what trustees need to know about public benefit programs such as SSI, SSDI, Medicare, and Medicaid; taxes and special needs trusts; payment of recreation, transportation, and medical costs; housing subsidies; and trustee duties. While the earlier editions (2004, 2005) focused almost exclusively on Massachusetts laws and procedures, the new edition (2010) applies to all states. The complicated rules and regulations of major federal benefit programs that provide cash, medical benefits, and housing subsidies to people with disabilities are explained along with the uniform legal statutes that have been adopted in most states.

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