Transition to Adulthood (age 18+)

ASK an Expert: Guardianship and Conservatorship

Jennifer Donovan - Public Guardian at Iowa Department on Aging covers Guardianship and Conservatorship and the changes that went into effect in 2020.

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ASK an Expert: Alternatives to Guardianship

Jennifer Donovan - Public Guardian at Iowa Department on Aging covers Alternatives to Guardianship.

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Guardianship and Conservatorship in Iowa

This resource provides information about guardianship and conservatorship in the state of Iowa.

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Issues in Substitute Decision-Making

Guardianship and conservatorship are court cases that make a person or sometimes a corporation or other entity (called the guardian or conservator) a decision-maker for another person (called the ward).

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Got Transition®

Got Transition® is the national resource center on healthcare transition (HCT). Its aim is to improve the transition from pediatric to adult healthcare through the use of evidence-driven strategies for healthcare professionals, youth, young adults, and their families.

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Benefits for People with Disabilities

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or “Disability” provides monthly payments to people who have a disability that stops or limits their ability to work.

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Who can get SSI

Adults and children might be eligible for SSI if they have: Little or no income, little or no resources, and a disability, blindness, or are age 65 or older.

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Links to SSI Spotlights

These spotlights give you detailed looks at some of the program rules found in the booklet, Understanding Supplemental Security Income (SSI). They provide more details than our general information pamphlets and can help you when you apply for and receive SSI benefits.

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ASK an Expert: What is SSI and How to Apply

Gain an understanding of the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program and how individuals can access SSI while being employed, learn about aplying for SSI benefits and tips and tools for maximizing benefits and find out what you can do prior to applying for SSI benefits to assist with the process.

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