Money

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.

Labor Department Says More With Disabilities Unemployed

An increasing number of Americans with disabilities are job hunting, new government data suggests.

After 25 Years Of ADA, Workplace Struggles Remain

The ADA made it a lot easier for people with disabilities to ride a bus, enter a building or use a computer, but advocates say employers’ perceptions have been slow to change.

Autism Costs Projected To Soar

This year alone, researchers estimate that the cost of caring for Americans with autism is $268 billion and the price tag is only going up.

Parents Of Grown Children With Disabilities Worry About Future

Even in a state with some of the best disability services, parents and providers are worried about what the future holds for a growing number of adults with developmental disabilities.

States Urged To Promote Competitive Employment

The nation’s governors are being asked to establish policies within their states that promote integrated employment at or above minimum wage for people with significant disabilities.

Investigations Target Federal Disability Program

A program that distributes billions in federal dollars each year to secure work for people with disabilities is accused of failing at its very mission amid allegations of corruption and fraud.

Gun Access May Be Banned For Many With Disabilities

Seeking tighter controls over firearms, the Obama administration is pushing to ban Social Security beneficiaries from owning guns if their monthly disability payments are handled by others.

Disability Employment Shows Improvement

The number of Americans with disabilities who are employed is on the rise, according to new data from the U.S. Department of Labor.

Disability Advocates Push Back Against Wage Limits

Employment can be a tricky prospect for people with disabilities who rely on Medicaid to complete even the most basic daily activities since earning too much can mean losing benefits.

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