Legislative Update: Advancing Economic Self-Sufficiency for a Person with a Disability

(November 2012 – 50 min)

There are several pieces of legislation that have or could significantly impact people with disabilities by providing the opportunity to be more independent than ever before. Although the composition of Congress will be changing based on the results of the next election, our hope is that the pending legislation related to people with disabilities will continue to make progress and soon become law. Learn about the bills that have been or are currently on the floor of Congress, the history of each bill, the proposed outcomes and the state of the situation — pre-election. Add value to your clients with special needs by being fully informed about the impact these bills may have on their loved ones with disabilities.

Topics covered:

a) ADA
b) Savings For Working Families Act (SWFA)
c) SSI Savers Act
d) ABLE Act Then and Now