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September 2015 Archives

Expanded Immigration I-601A Provisional Waivers Proposed by DHS

The Department of Homeland Security @DHSGOV has proposed a rule to expand the use of Provisional Waivers of certain grounds of inadmissibility based on unlawful presence of immigration applicants seeking visas.

Special Needs Fairness Act One Step Closer to Becoming Law

At the present time, Special Needs Trusts (SNT) may be established by a parent, grandparent, Court or Guardian for a person with special needs under the age of 65 using that person's funds.  This allows a persons whose assets exceed the Medicaid limits to have a SNT established for them and have the "excess" assets transferred into this SNT to continue to receive Medicaid benefits.  The trust funds may be used to provide for many services and items uncovered by Medicaid. After the death of the individual, any remaining funds must be used first to repay Medicaid for benefits previously provided.