Social Security Administration Revises Policies Regarding Trusts

Social Security Administration Revises Policies Regarding Trusts The Social Security Administration has revised its Program Operations Manual System (POMS) to allow Self-funded Special Needs Trusts to pay for travel expenses incurred by family members to visit the disabled beneficiary. The revised POMS also allow payment of some administrative expenses upon early termination of the trust,…

Joseph McGettigan, the successful prosecutor of child abuser Jerry Sandusky, has joined McAndrews Law Offices

Joseph McGettigan, the successful prosecutor of child abuser Jerry Sandusky, has joined McAndrews Law Offices McAndrews Law Offices recently announced that Joseph McGettigan, the successful prosecutor of child abuser Jerry Sandusky, has joined the firm. Mr. McGettigan travels to Mexico this week at the request of Mexican authorities to train local prosecutors in the practices…

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Establishes Task Force To Study Elder Abuse, Exploitation Issues

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Establishes Task Force To Study Elder Abuse, Exploitation Issues The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has created an Elder Law Task Force charged with studying the growing problems involved with guardianship, abuse, and neglect, and access to justice involving the commonwealth’s senior citizens, according to the Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts. The task force,…

United States Department of Education Hold Least Restrictive Environment Mandate Applies to Transition Programs

United States Department of Education Hold Least Restrictive Environment Mandate Applies to Transition Programs The Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Services of the United States Department of Education issued a recent OSERS Letter which holds that IEP teams must comply with the mandate of Least Restrictive Environment in developing transition plans and assigning work…

Hulse Wins Significant Decision Before PA Special Education Hearing Officer

Hulse Wins Significant Decision Before PA Special Education Hearing Officer Heather Hulse, Esquire of the Scranton office of McAndrews Law Offices, P.C. recently won a significant decision before a Pennsylvania Special Education Hearing Officer. In this case, the Hearing Officer decided that the student had been denied a free appropriate public education by a school…