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Gov. Nixon signs Missouri ABLE bill into law

It has been nearly a month since we discussed the Missouri Achieving a Better Life Experience Program, or ABLE. As we discussed back on June 2, the Missouri Legislature passed a bill to establish ABLE, a program through which disabled people can put up to $14,000 into a special account and thus qualify for disability benefits, such as Supplemental Security Income.

How Asperger syndrome fits into the autism spectrum

People who have heard of Asperger syndrome may not realize that it is a form of autism. Parents of a child living with Asperger may struggle to afford the therapy and services, but Supplemental Security Income may help pay those important bills.

Report finds that SSA overpaid $17B in disability benefits

A deeply critical new report says that the Social Security Administration overpaid disability benefits by nearly $17 billion over the past decade. The findings led one U.S. senator to say that the errors deprived those who rightfully deserved the payments.

Disabled may soon be able to set aside $14K, qualify for benefits

Many public benefits out there to help disabled individuals and their families are need-based. In other words, the disabled person’s household income must be below a certain amount for him or her to qualify. Supplemental Security Income is an example of a need-based disability program.

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