National Disability Institute Releases ADA@25 Priority Recommendations to Advance Economic Self-Sufficiency

Last week, National Disability Institute (NDI) unveiled recommendations to realize the unmet promise of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) “to advance economic self-sufficiency” for the 22 million working-age adults with disabilities living in poverty during a special event at the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center in Washington, D.C. To read more, and to access the full set of recommendations, please visit the NDI website.

Resources for Real Economic Impact

Public Benefits and Work Supports 

What Work Incentives Are Available to SSDI Beneficiaries?

Currently, SSDI beneficiaries have access to a nine month Trial Work Period, and a 36 month Extended Period of Eligibility. If you would like to know more about these work incentives, read the Social Security report, Benefits Planning Query.

Employment 

Employment and Disability 30-Second Training Series for Employers

The 30-Second Training Series and Employer Resource Guide were developed with employers, hiring managers, and supervisors in mind to provide assistance in retaining and accommodating existing employees with disabilities, as well as hiring qualified job seekers with disabilities. The Guide and associated videos include information on ADA basics, compliance benefits, employment basics, recruitment and hiring strategies, and the Section 503 Final Rule. Access the entire Guide and videos on the WorkforceOne website.

Taxes and Tax Preparation 

IRS Tax Tips for Year-End Gifts to Charity

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is reminding individuals and businesses making year-end gifts to charity that several important tax law provisions have taken effect in recent years. Visit the IRS website for an updated list of tax changes and six tips you should keep in mind.

Financial Education 

Helping Clients Revamp Their Finances in the New Year

The New Year is an excellent opportunity for you to speak with your clients about their financial goals for 2016, and a time to help them revamp their finances. As a result, Practical Money Skills has put together “Five Tips to Revamp Your Finances in the New Year.” This quick online tutorial provides information on how to create a financial roadmap. 

Asset Development 

What Does Your Credit Report Look Like?

Federal law allows individuals age 18 and older to obtain a free copy of their credit report each year. It is imperative all of us annually review our credit report to ensure up-to-date and correct information. Requesting a free credit report and using the available resources is a great way for persons with disabilities to take a more active role in their finances. Visit www.annualcreditreport.com to obtain a free report.

Public Policy 

New IRS Guidance Will Simplify ABLE Program Administration

On November 20th, the U.S. Department of Treasury and IRS released interim guidance on the Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act. The interim guidance addressed several concerns expressed in the public comment period in reference to certain sections of the ABLE Notice of Proposed Rule Making (NPRM). Learn more by reading NDI’s latest ABLE Act news piece.

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Issue 21 - Dec. 2015

In This Issue

National Disability Institute Releases ADA@25 Priority Recommendations to Advance Economic Self-Sufficiency

Benefits: What Work Incentives Are Available to SSDI Beneficiaries?

Employment: Employment and Disability 30-Second Training Series for Employers

Tax Preparation: IRS Tax Tips for Year-End Gifts to Charity

Financial Education: Helping Clients Revamp Their Finances in the New Year

Asset Development: What Does Your Credit Report Look Like?

Public Policy: New IRS Guidance Will Simplify ABLE Program Administration

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