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Important Deadline for Some SSI Recipients

From Justice in Aging Upcoming Stimulus Payment Deadline for SSI Recipients Who Have Child Dependents and Did Not File 2018 Or 2019 Taxes Recent changes affect how the 8.2 million seniors and people with disabilities who receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI) can receive their own $1,200 stimulus payments and the $500 payments for child dependents. In particular, the IRS set a deadline of May 5th (next week) for SSI recipients to use the IRS’s non-filer online tool if they have a qualifying dependent child under age 17 and want to receive the $500 dependent payment at the same time as their individual $1,200 payment. Here are three things to keep in mind: SSI recipients who have filed their 2018 or 2019 taxes do not need to take any action and are not affected by the May 5th deadline. Their stimulus payment will be sent automatically to the same account where they received their tax refund. This automatic payment will include th

NDRN Launches 'Know Your Rights' during COVID-19 Video Series

From National Disability Rights Network The COVID-19 pandemic is impacting every community in the nation. Shuttering schools and workplaces, slowing public transportation, and delaying community-based services. In this series of videos, the National Disability Rights Network explains what your rights are and what you can do if you believe your rights are being violated. We hope this series will help to strengthen self-advocacy, address racial inequities, and protect the rights/lives of people with disabilities. Videos on a wide variety of CO

Guardianship in the Time of COVID-19: FAQ for Guardians and Others

From the National Center on Law & Elder Rights "During the COVID-19 pandemic, g uardians for older adults and adults with disabilities  may have  questions about fulfilling their duties and staying connec ted to people they represent. Guardianship experts, including t he National Guardianship Association, ABA Commission on Law and Aging, and the Na tional Center for State Courts,  have created  a  FAQ document  with answers, actionable tips, and  links to key resources. This resource is aimed at family  guardians, professional guardians, public guardians, attorneys, judges, court personnel ,  and all others who are affected  by this issue ,  and will be regularly updated  with new information and links.   Topics addressed by the FAQ sheet  include:   Access to clients or loved ones in nursing homes   Access to clients or loved ones in residential group settings and hospitals   Access to courts   Protecting clients’ or loved ones’ ri

NDI Launches Financial Resilience Center

NDI's new Financial Resilience Center provides resources to help those with disabilities and chronic health conditions navigate financially through the COVID-19 crisis. VISIT COVID-19 CENTER National Disability Institute (NDI) is pleased to share the launch of a new set of resources to help people with disabilities and chronic health conditions respond to the financial challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic . NDI's  Financial Resilie

Will I continue to receive my Social Security benefit or Supplemental Security Income Payment?

Yes, Social Security will continue to pay benefits. Social Security has a website dedicated to keeping you informed about our services during the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. Please visit COVID-19 webpage for the latest information. See today’s blog post for more information.

CNF COVID-19 Support Funding Applications Open May 1st!

From the Child Neurology Foundation CNF O&A - April 21, 2020                                                     View this email in your browser Dear CNF Partners,  A month ago, we made the announcement that we were working to offer financial assistance to children and families in

Uninsured and Unemployed? Medicaid and CHIP Provide Lifelines to Families in Need

From Georgetown University Health Policy Institute Center for Children and Families In these tough times , when so many people have lost their jobs and and their health insurance, Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) are lifelines families can turn to for help covering the cost of health care .  Medicaid and CHIP provide free or low-cost health coverage for children and pregnant women with low and moderate incomes. Medicaid coverage is available to low-income adults in states that expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act and is available to some low-income parents in states that have not yet expanded Medicaid. To help families in need of affordable health coverage, we answer some of the questions likely on their minds at this critical time. Do we qualify for Medicaid or CHIP?  The Medicaid income guidelines vary by state so look up your state on our  Kids Health Report and scroll to the “Who Qualifies” section to see specific income gui