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CareerACCESS

Fully develop, pilot and implement CareerACCESS.The World Institute on Disability (WID), the National Council on Independent Living (NCIL), and PolicyWorks have been working on CareerACCESS, a federal policy initiative that creates an alternative program for SSI young adults with disabilities that want to build careers. The Career ACCESS Program will create changes in federal policy aimed at significantly increasing the ...more »

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lobby congress

Create a way for all Americans to ask congress to fix SS, SSI and SSDI by eliminating the cap subject to SS deductions and to make ALL earned, capital gains, and dividend income subject to SS taxes. That should allow SS fund to be solvent for centuries. Also have COLA reflect what seniors actually buy, like food, medical care, prescription drugs, insurance, fuel, utilities, rent/housing, long term care facilities, ...more »

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Enough to live on?

Currently there are a large number of people who currently make well below poverty level on these benefits. No one should have to live in poverty while disabled or a senior. There should be a minimum of at least 150% of poverty level given for all recipients of SSI, SSDI, and SSA. Current poverty levels are woefully inaccurate as in many areas being at the current poverty level won't cover you for rent and food much ...more »

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