Sheri Abrams is leaving Needham Mitnick & Pollack

May 2015
As the subject line indicates, I am leaving the law firm of Needham Mitnick & Pollack and taking my Social Security Disability & Elder Law practice with me. I am looking forward to the next chapter of my life and my practice. For those not familiar with me or my practice, please see:  htt…

Sheri Abrams & Helen Cohn Needham Selected as Virginia “Super Lawyers”

April 2015
Falls Church Virginia Attorneys, Sheri Abrams and Helen Cohn Needham, have being selected for inclusion in Virginia “Super Lawyers” for 2015. Helen is listed under Elder Law, Sheri is listed under Social Security Disability Law. Sheri is the only Attorney in Virginia selected as a “…

What is the National Down Syndrome Registry?

April 2015
The National Down Syndrome Registry was launched in 2013 in an effort to connect individuals who have Down syndrome with researchers studying the chromosomal disorder. The confidential online database known as “DS-Connect” is designed to collect health information on a voluntary basis f…

Needham Mitnick & Pollack Sponsors ReelAbilities Disability Film Festival

April 2015

New ADA Technical Assistance Publication About Polling Place Access for Voters with Disabilities

March 2015
The Justice Department has  recently published a new technical assistance publication about polling place access for voters with disabilities under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The publication, “Solutions for Five Common ADA Access Problems at Polling Places,” is intended to provi…

Department of Justice Unveils New On-line Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Complaint Form

March 2015
The Department of Justice (DOJ) has just announced that individuals wishing to file Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) complaints with the DOJ will be able to fill out the form and submit it completely electronically. Filers will also immediately receive a “reference number” that can…

CAN A THIRD PARTY SPECIAL NEEDS TRUST PAY FOR A VACATION?

March 2015
In general a Special Needs Trust can pay for a vacation.    However, the rules vary by which type of Special Needs Trust that you have.  If you have a Third Party Special Needs Trust, which is a trust that is funded by money that does not belong to the disabled person, you should have no [……

What does the ADA term “readily achievable” mean?

February 2015
“Readily achievable” under the ADA means “easily accomplished without much difficulty or expense.” The obligation for barrier removal is ongoing, which means a business must continue to evaluate existing barriers to determine if the barrier removal is readily achievable. In order to…

New Poverty Income Guidelines Announced for 2015

February 2015
The Department of Health and Human Services has announced the new poverty income guidelines for 2015.  The new guidelines mean that the lower limit of the minimum monthly maintenance needs allowance (MMMNA) will rise to $1,991.25 in the 48 contiguous states and the District of Columbia, effective…

Social Security to Expand Local Office Hours Nationwide

January 2015
Budget for Fiscal Year 2015 Allows Agency to Restore Some Service at local offices The Social Security Administration (SSA) today announced that as a result of Congress’ approval of the fiscal year 2015 budget, the agency will expand its hours nationwide and offices will be open to the public for…





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