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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 (DDD) received [...]
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) ceased [...]
the cost of long-term care insurance will increase and the approval processes will become more difficult as more major insurance companies cease offering these policies. Medicaid will pay for long-term care; however, eligibility for Medicaid is limited to people with limited assets. Therefore, most people will either pay for nursing home care themselves, divest themselves of assets in order to achieve eligibility for Medicaid before the need for nursing home care arises, or purchase long-term care insurance.
by Hinkle, Fingles & Prior, Attorneys at Law
Regardless of disability, all citizens over the age of eighteen and who are properly registered have the right to vote.
You have the right to have someone you choose help you in the voting booth or show you how to use the voting equipment.
You have the right to take [...]
In Pennsylvania, all citizens are eligible to vote, as long as they are over the age of eighteen, reside in the state and are properly registered to vote. Therefore, it appears the mere fact a person has a disability is not an automatic bar to voting.
All citizens, regardless of their condition, who are over the age of eighteen and properly registered, have the right to vote. The mere fact a person has a disability is not an automatic bar to voting. In New Jersey, there are two leading cases involving the rights of individuals with disabilities to vote. Both cases were handled by attorneys at our firm.
Transition Workshops in Pennsylvania: The main goal of special education is simple: to prepare students with disabilities for further education, employment and independent living. In this 90-minute workshop, attendees will learn from experts how to engage in transition planning, and secure services and supports needed for success.
HF&P is offering a series of webinars in collaboration with Family Support Services of New Jersey, February 16, February 23, and March 1, 2012. Topics are: Creative Options for Housing, Funding and Support Services; Special Education – What The School District Can and Cannot Say: Beyond Basic Rights; and From Entitlement to Eligibility: Maximizing Services & Supports Through the Transition Years. Information and registration links here.