Archive for the tag 'NJ DDD'

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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.

By: Hinkle, Fingles & Prior, Attorneys-at-Law It appears as though the State of New Jersey is backing away from its controversial Return Home New Jersey program. This ill-advised policy attempts to relocate over 500 people with severe disabilities placed by New Jersey in appropriate out-of-state programs to in-state settings which are often unable to meet […]

By Hinkle, Fingles & Prior, P.C., Attorneys at Law On January 1, 2013 the Department of Children and Families (DCF) assumed responsibility for determining eligibility and providing services for children and young adults with developmental disabilities under the age of 21. In late December, most families eligible for services from the Division of Developmental Disabilities […]

By: Hinkle, Fingles & Prior, P.C., Attorneys at Law The Division of Developmental Disabilities has fundamentally changed the ways in which individuals are found eligible for services through new rules for eligibility that went into effect on January 22, 2013. There are two big changes: On January 1, 2013, the Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD) […]

Sometimes, HOW one deals with administrators who handle service requests can make a difference in what services they receive and how soon. Here are 5 tips that can help smooth your course as you deal with your state’s disability services agency.

Five Important Tips for Families and Professionals Working with Your State’s Developmental Disabilities Agency.