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The question often arises: “Can I still receive SSI if I work?” The simple answer is yes. But of course, in the world of disability nothing is as simple as it seems. An individual may work, but he or she must understand how working affects SSI benefits.

This post contains updates on individual or systemic legal victories secured by Hinkle, Fingles & Prior. Please check back often for news about our caseload and successes.

The ABLE Act creates tax advantaged savings accounts for individuals with disabilities, which in most cases will not jeopardize means tested government benefits such as Medicaid and Supplemental Security Income (SSI). However, there are a number of limitations.

ABLE accounts are similar to 529 accounts for college savings and will have the same tax advantages as 529 savings accounts; except ABLE accounts are designed to create “tax-free” savings accounts for individuals with disabilities. ABLE accounts will be funded with “after-tax” money, but the earnings in the account will not be subject to Federal income tax (although the earnings may be subject to state income tax).

Hinkle, Fingles & Prior, Attorneys at Law is proud to partner with Eden Autism Services, a not-for-profit organization with a mission to improve the lives of children and adults with autism, to bring you this unique advocacy program. Six workshops will address the legal and advocacy issues facing parents, guardians and siblings of those affected by autism spectrum disorders from the early years following diagnosis, through the school years, and into adult life.

More than 500 guests, friends and families joined us yesterday as we celebrated 40 years of advocacy at Hinkle, Fingles & Prior. Thank you to everyone for marking this milestone in the firm’s history, and for making the day so outstanding.

Hinkle, Fingles & Prior, Attorneys at Law are proud to announce the Grand Opening of our new office in Wall, New Jersey. 1540 Highway 138 Suite 204D Wall, New Jersey 07719 609-896-4200 Open House • Legal Q&A • Free Consultation JOIN US Saturday, November 23, 2013 9 AM – 2 PM 9 AM Open House: […]

Many parents know that special needs trusts play a critical role in planning for the financial future of their child with disabilities. This Q&A explores the two types of special needs trusts, and the differences between them.

Occasionally a client will ask us to review a special needs trust prepared by another law firm. Unfortunately, many of these documents either fail to conform to the legal requirements for a special needs trust or fail to anticipate future changes in benefit delivery systems and therefore limit the trustee’s ability to meet the changing needs of the disabled individual.

Hinkle, Fingles & Prior presented with The Family Support Center of New Jersey’s Community Partner Award.

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