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What positive or innovative techniques have you developed (or would you like to see developed) to implement inclusive financial literacy education activities for youth and adults who face barriers to employment, including people with disabilities?
(@kathy.tracey)

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Creating a Book Discussion Group for Financial Literacy

Friends, I recently purchased the book The Unbanking of America by Lisa Serven. You can learn about her ideas and her book through her NPR interview at https://www.npr.org/2017/01/10/509126878/what-is-driving-the-unbanking-of-america She states, "About 8 percent of Americans don't have a bank account at all, and another 20 percent have a bank account but they also rely on these alternative financial services as well.... more »

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(@ejennings)

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Financial Health/Well-being Assessment

An assessment of a job seekers financial health or well-being can equip the employment counselor with critical information about the individual's financial stressors, the amount of money they really need to earn, what motivates them, and potential challenges they may face in pursing careers that require credit checks or that require long periods of unpaid training. You can learn more about a Financial Well-being Assessment... more »

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(@eks32451)

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SSDI Work Guidelines need improvement for financial wealth

The current SSDI allowance for work is 1$1080 for a non-blind individual. However, the federal guideline for medicaid qualification is $16,643 for 1 person. This is a higher amount a year than is allotted for SSDI recepient's. It would be nice if SSDI individuals could work for a higher amount a month that would enable them to pull themselves off of a large amount of federal programs. This would enable them to accumulate... more »

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(@sstone8507)

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Knowledge is Power; let's empower people with Good Information!

Every state has multiple free resources to give Social Security Disability and SSI beneficiaries accurate, personalized information regarding how work will effect their SSA and other Federal/State and local benefits. These resources are not well used by individuals with disabilities or many of the professionals who provide services. The Social Security disability systems is and in many ways has to be somewhat convoluted... more »

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