Category Archives: FAQs

FAQ: Summit DD Levy

We pride ourselves in bringing awareness to disability-related issues. We engage the community, business leaders and parents in open and honest dialog to listen, learn and teach. That open dialog doesn’t end when we get asked tough questions. We want to give people all the information they need to make informed decisions. Below are some frequently asked questions about the upcoming Summit DD Levy this November. Read More ›

Dissecting the Savings

Summit DD’s operating levy makes up more than 80% of the Agency’s revenue.  That levy is set to expire on December 31, 2018.  To ensure that more than 4,700 adults and kids with developmental disabilities don’t lose funding for essential services, Summit DD will be putting forth a ballot issue to renew the levy on November 7, 2017.  This is not a new tax and will fund services and supports from 2019 – 2024.

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Where do our tax dollars go? A handy guide.

Summit DD’s operating levy makes up more than 80% of the Agency’s revenue.  That levy is set to expire on December 31, 2018.  To ensure that more than 4,700 adults and kids with developmental disabilities don’t lose funding for essential services, Summit DD will be putting forth a ballot issue to renew the levy on November 7, 2017.  This is not a new tax and will fund essential services and supports from 2019–2024.

The voters have asked for a simple explanation of where the money goes.  Simply put, your money empowers people of all abilities.  You can see how in the infographic below.

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The Value of a Special Needs Trust

Guest Blogger: Sam Butcherprincipal of Butcher Elder Law

As an advocate and guardian for your family member with a developmental or intellectual disability, it is important to understand and determine if you should pursue a Special Needs Trust.

What is a Special Needs Trust?

A Special Needs Trust (SNT) is a trust established as a source for funds received for the benefit of an individual who receives government benefits based on need. SNTs, also referred to a Supplemental Needs Trusts, are intended to supplement needs-based government benefits, such as Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Medicaid, without jeopardizing the continued receipt of those benefits.  Read More ›

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