Our Updated ABLE Brochure

By Christopher Smith on May 11, 2017

Are you wondering if an ABLE Account is right for you or for a loved one? Our attorneys have spent countless hours studying the ABLE Act and looking at ABLE programs across the country in order to advise our clients. For you, we have tried our best to compact our knowledge in our recently updated brochure “9 Things You Need To Know About ABLE Accounts.(more…)

Come to a C&T Special Needs Checkup!

By Christopher Smith on April 24, 2017

It’s that time of year again! Every year, the Chalgian & Tripp Special Needs Team goes around the state giving individuals, parents, families, friends, and other...
I hope you find the following article from The Voice (the email newsletter of The Special Needs Alliance) helpful: This installment of the Voice was written by: Tara...

What Is A Medicaid Block Grant?

By Christopher Smith on March 6, 2017

Somewhere in the U.S. Capitol is a locked down health care bill that will likely be introduced by the House of Representatives this week. Early indications are that the draft bill...

Proposed Changes to Public Benefits Create Confusion

By Amy Tripp on February 14, 2017

Since the new year many clients have had questions about how the new administration in Washington might impact the future of public benefits and special needs services.  While we...

10 Costly Special Needs Planning Mistakes

By Chalgian & Tripp on June 6, 2016

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In this free download, 10 Special Needs Planning Mistakes to Avoid, you will find the key costly mistakes you can make when planning for a loved one with special needs and how to stay ahead of the curve.

Special Needs Trust Fairness Act Headed To Obama

By Christopher Smith on December 8, 2016

The U.S. Senate and House have now passed the Special Needs Fairness Act, and it is expected to be signed by President Obama in the near future. The Act makes an important change...

An Election Day Diversion – Zombies

By Christopher Smith on November 8, 2016

As we end this intense election season, I thought I would post about something more pleasant...a zombie massacre. If you have not already watched this CBS news clip about best...

Last Chance to Enroll in Medigap Legacy Plan C is November 14th

By Christopher Smith on November 3, 2016

One of the best benefits for individuals with disabilities in Michigan is officially going away November 14th, 2016 (with an effective date no later than December 15, 2016). ...

MiABLE Launches In Michigan

By Christopher Smith on November 1, 2016

Nearly two years in the making, Michigan's ABLE program launched today in Lansing. This technically makes Michigan the fifth ABLE program in the country (and the fourth that...
The following is an article written by C&T Attorney Christopher W. Smith regarding the current status of the ABLE act and ABLE accounts and the unveiling of Michigan's ABLE...
The following is an article written by C&T Attorney Christopher W. Smith regarding the current status of the ABLE act and ABLE accounts. We hope you find it...

Income Taxes and Special Needs

By Chalgian & Tripp on May 22, 2016

I hope you find the following article from The Voice (the email newsletter of The Special Needs Alliance) helpful: This installment of the Voice was written by: Robert B....

Disabled Military Child Protection Act Policy Issued

By Chalgian & Tripp on May 4, 2016

I hope you find the following article from The Voice (the email newsletter of The Special Needs Alliance) helpful: This installment of the Voice was written by: Kelly A....

Don’t Delay Residential Planning

By Chalgian & Tripp on April 5, 2016

I hope you find the following article from The Voice (the email newsletter of The Special Needs Alliance) helpful: This installment of the Voice was written by: Andrew H. Hook,...