Financial security

A bill (H.R. 4547) has been drafted to make sure representative payees handle beneficiary's money correctly. With the bill's passage, funds would allow us to meet with Social Security beneficiaries and review the financial records of payees. H.R. 4547 will bring much-needed reform to the...
Protection and Advocacy for People with Disabilities released a new report June 9, slamming South Carolina's system of specialized job centers for people with disabilities.
A new savings option that goes into effect in Washington State on July 1 will allow people with disabilities to save significantly more resources without jeopardizing their eligibility for Supplemental Security Income and Medicaid.
The National Disability Rights Network is applauding a new bill in Congress that seeks to end a federal program that allows certain employers to pay people with disabilities subminimum wages.
Disability Rights California and three California agencies released a comprehensive blueprint for assisting people receiving supported employment services with transitioning into the competitive economy.
Over the outcry of disability rights advocates nationwide, the United States House of Representatives voted 217-213 on May 4 to pass the American Health Care Act, rolling back most of the new protections for people with disabilities enacted under the 2010 Affordable Care Act and imposing...
A recent Washington Post article, focusing on recipients of Social Security disability benefits in rural communities, is receiving extensive criticism from disability rights advocates. On March 30, the Washington Post ran an article, titled "Disabled, or Just Desperate?” as part of its Disabled in...
Some individuals who are aging and/or have disabilities lose a portion of their social security benefits to pay for their Medicaid expenses. Medicaid in these cases covers some medical care, mental health and long-term care expenses. This legislation would offset this loss by adjusting a personal...

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