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Family Caregivers Forced To Fill In Gaps With DSPs In Short Supply

Understaffed service providers are sending people with disabilities back to live with their families, turning away new clients and making other changes.

November 15, 2022
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Congress Faces Pressure To Raise SSI Asset Limits

Hopes are running high that Congress could act to update asset limits for Supplemental Security Income recipients for the first time in more than 30 years.

November 11, 2022
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Stranded Without Care, Man Loses Limbs Because Of Severe Staffing Shortage

While the extreme outcome is unusual, it reflects the reality facing many with significant disabilities who are struggling to find services to live at home as thousands of caregiving jobs go unfilled.

November 11, 2022

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Spending On Adults With Disabilities Differs By ‘Race And Place’

One state's system for ensuring that adults with developmental disabilities get crucial services is plagued with stark differences in spending by race, ethnicity and where people live, advocates say.

November 1, 2022
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MGM Resorts Backs New Autism Job Training Program

One of the nation's biggest names in casinos is betting on a plan to increase employment opportunities for adults with autism.

October 28, 2022

SSI Promised To Lift People From Poverty. Instead, It Left Many Homeless

A federal disability program meant to provide basic income for those unable to work has been stagnant for decades, leaving recipients in crisis as rents rise and Congress decides whether to make changes.

October 25, 2022

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Disability Service Provider Crisis Worsening, Survey Finds

Disability service providers across the nation are overwhelmingly turning away new referrals, shutting down programs and services and struggling to maintain standards and there's no relief in sight.

October 21, 2022
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SSI, Social Security Benefits Will See Biggest Rise In More Than 40 Years

Monthly payments to people with disabilities receiving Supplemental Security Income and other Social Security benefits will increase next year by the highest amount since 1981.

October 13, 2022
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Feds Send Millions To States To Phase Out Subminimum Wage Employment

Federal officials are sending $177 million to states in a major push to shift people with disabilities away from subminimum wage work in favor of competitive integrated employment.

October 3, 2022

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In Some Places, DSPs Earn Just $8.11 Per Hour

Across the U.S., the average pay for home and personal care aides in 2021 was $14.15 an hour, but in some states it's barely more than half that, with pay that can't compete with fast food jobs.

September 29, 2022
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Workforce Crisis In IDD Sector Costing Millions

Survey findings from industry stakeholders in one state show that a staffing crisis at residential facilities for those with developmental disabilities is costing more than $100 million a year.

September 16, 2022

Social Security, SSI Recipients Likely To See Biggest Increase In Decades

Social Security and Supplemental Security Income benefits are expected to increase next year by the largest amount in more than 40 years, a new estimate suggests.

September 15, 2022

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