Family Allegedly Made Bogus Disability Claims For Decades

A mother, her two sons and her cousin bilked the government out of close to $500,000 by pretending to have mental disabilities in a decades-long scheme, federal investigators say.

Disability Hiring Declines

The unemployment rate for Americans with disabilities is inching up, according to the U.S. Department of Labor.

Donations Decline At Autism Speaks

Fundraising totals are down at the nation’s largest autism advocacy group, according to newly released financial data.

States Work To Help People With Disabilities Find Work

Only about a third of the more than 20 million working-age Americans who have a sensory, mental or physical disability are employed. Many states are trying to change that.

Despite Growth, SSI May Be Under-Serving Kids

The number of children receiving disability benefits from the federal government is on the rise and for good reason, a national panel of experts suggests.

Feds Dole Out Millions For Disability Employment

Millions in federal funds are headed to six states in an effort to expand employment opportunities for people with disabilities.

Bill Would Increase Access To Special Needs Trusts

Legislation approved by the U.S. Senate this week may soon make it easier for people with disabilities to save money.

Settlement Calls For Cuts To Sheltered Workshops

Over 1,000 people with developmental disabilities will be able to leave sheltered workshops for competitive employment under a proposed settlement in a first-of-its-kind class-action suit.

Job Market Sluggish For Those With Disabilities

As the nation’s unemployment rate fell to its lowest level in years, new data from the U.S. Department of Labor suggests that people with disabilities are struggling to keep up.

Lawsuit Claims State Mismanaged Funds For Waiver Services

Thousands of people with disabilities have been forced to wait months and even years for community-based services because more than $1 billion went unspent, a federal lawsuit alleges.

Feds Offer Financial Advice For Caregivers

A new set of state-specific guides are on their way to help parents and caregivers tasked with managing money on behalf of those with disabilities.

State Officials Plan For New ABLE Accounts

State treasurers from across the country are meeting to discuss how to implement new accounts that will allow people with disabilities to save without jeopardizing their government benefits.

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