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Robert H. Farley, Jr. writes and publishes on disability and disability law regularly. Below is a sampling of currently available articles and publications.
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Mental illness can qualify individuals for government benefits and services if they have limited income and resources.
They may qualify for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits based on their disability. A person is considered disabled if unable to engage in any substantial gainful activity like employment by reason of any medically determinable mental impairment extant for at least 12 months that or can be expected to continue for at least 12 months.
Parents of children with mental illness should consider establishing a Special Needs Trust. Special Needs Trusts allows parents, guardians and others to direct money, gifts, lawsuit settlements, or other funds to the trust without the beneficiary losing eligibility for certain government programs such as Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Medicaid.