People with disabilities have been fighting for their rights for decades. While many areas of community life have improved, people with disabilities often have trouble successfully navigating loving long-term intimate relationships. This 3-part series reviews the common struggles including, but not limited to the “marriage penalty”, considerations for service delivery, and planning for the future.
Episode 1: Finding Love – evaluates guardianship considerations, safe ways to meet people, impact on benefits such as SSI, SSDI, Medicaid, and Home and Community-Based Services, and the “marriage penalty.”
- Episode 2: Strategies to make it work – reviews civil union, domestic partnerships, and common law “traps”, becoming a paid caregiver, and adjusting benefits and bank accounts.
Episode 3: Planning for the future, with special guest Von Limbaugh from the Limbaugh Law Firm – navigate Advanced Directives, having children, and Estate Planning.
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