For older adults and persons with disabilities, the reliance on governmental benefits may be the difference between remaining in the community with some level of autonomy vs. homelessness or institutionalization. This session will address the various public benefit programs that may be available to persons with disabilities and seniors residing in the community including AABD, SNAP, subsidized housing and other needs-based programs. In addition, we will consider the impact of special needs trusts on the eligibility for the various programs.
Credits: 1 General, 0 Diversity/Inclusion PR, 0 MH/SA PR, 0 Other PR
Wendy S. Cappelletto, Office of the Public Guardian of Cook County, Chicago
Ben A. Neiburger, Generation Law Ltd., Elmhurst