Law School for Social Workers - VIRTUAL

Posted by Beth Cohen King on Aug 25, 2021 9:40:48 AM

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Learn all the law you need to know to work with your older clients and those with disabilities. You’ll also receive four CEU credits.

About this event

Join Margolis & Bloom at our annual Law School for Social Workers virtually, and learn all the law you need to know to work with your older clients and those with disabilities. You’ll also receive three CEU credits.

Speakers: Jeffrey A. Bloom, Patricia C. D'Agostino, Sarah Hartline, Laura Goodman

Cost: $35 ( all proceeds to go to FCSN -Federation for Children with Special Needs)


MassHealth Community Benefits – An overview of the various MassHealth programs available to help seniors and disabled individuals to receive assistance with the cost of care at home or in an assisted living facility. (The rules have changed since last year.)

MassHealth Eligibility for Nursing Home Care – Summary of the MassHealth eligibility rules for coverage of nursing home care and ways to protect the spouse of a nursing home resident from depleting all her assets.

Guardianship & Conservatorship – A description of the guardianship and conservatorship requirements and process, alternatives to guardianship and conservatorship, and planning steps everyone can take to avoid guardianship and conservatorship.

Special Needs Planning - A look into the intricacies of special needs planning, including naming guardians, creating trusts, choosing trustees, finding care providers, and arranging housing as necessary.

The link will be sent to registrants in advance of Friday, October 8th

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Topics: MassHealth planning, law school for social workers, guardianship, special needs planning, MassHealth, elder care, MassHealth applications, conservatorship

Webinar Recording - What You Need to Know About ABLE Accounts

Posted by Beth Cohen King on Aug 11, 2021 12:11:09 PM

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Join Mirele Mann in this webinar on ABLE Accounts and what they mean for your special needs planning. She will discuss how to set up an ABLE Account in Massachusetts and how useful it is as a tool, especially for SSI beneficiaries.
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Topics: special needs planning, Special Needs Child, Special Needs Trust, ABLE Accounts

{Webinar} Elder Care: Eligibility Requirements for Section 8 Housing Choice Program for Seniors & Disabled Clients

Posted by Karen Mariscal on Oct 31, 2017 12:40:32 PM



On October 18, 2017, Karen Mariscal was a national panelist in a presentation concerning the Section 8 Housing Choice Program for seniors and disabled clients. The speakers gave an overview of the Section 8 program and discussed the calculation of rent, special needs trusts, and reasonable accommodations, among other things. Mariscal analyzed the DeCambre v. Brookline Housing Authority decision regarding how income from a special needs trust should be calculated by the public housing authority, and gave her insights regarding how the Section 8 program works in Massachusetts. 

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Topics: special needs planning, elder law, Special Needs Child, Section 8, Special Needs Trust, elder care