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4/18/2016

Total and Permanent Disability Discharge for Student Loan Borrowers

The Department of Education and the Social Security Administration (SSA) will collaborate to identify and help individuals with disabilities who meet eligibility criteria for a discharge of their student loans. Individuals who have a total and permanent disability (TPD) are eligible to have their federal loans discharged, and the Department of Education will notify them of how to complete this process.

 
 

4/15/2016

Tax & Health Insurance Considerations for Student Loan Discharge

pdf File Tax & Health Insurance Considerations for Student Loan Discharge.pdf [download]
 
 

2/3/2015

Recruiting, Hiring, Retaining, and Promoting People with Disabilities: A Resource Guide for Employers

A product of the Curb Cuts to the Middle Class Initiative

This resource was released at a White House Summit on Disability Employment. It is a product of the cross-agency Curb Cuts to the Middle Class Initiative.

 
 

9/29/2014

CPSD Issue Brief on ABLE Act

An issue brief from the Collaboration to Promote Self Determination about the current status of the ABLE Act.

pdf File CPSD Issue Brief on ABLE Act.pdf [download]
 
 

8/20/2014

Webinar: Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act: Whats in it for People with Disabilities and the AUCD Network

Archived webinar provides an overview of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, passed by Congress and signed into law in the summer of 2014. Presenters include AUCD staff and Senate staff who worked on the legislation.

 
 

7/14/2014

Section-by-Section Summary of Title IV of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act

HELP Committee

This analysis from the HELP committee summarizes the changes made to the Rehabilitation Act by the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014.

pdf File TITLE IV section by section.pdf [download]
 
 

1/23/2014

AUCD Issue Brief on Final FY14 Appropriations

President Obama signed the omnibus appropriations bill to fund the remainder of fiscal year 2014. AUCD has prepared this issue brief on the funding for programs important to the AUCD Network and people with disabilities.

pdf File FY14 Final Appropriations.pdf [download]
 
 

8/15/2013

Bipartisan Press Statement on S. 1356

Senators Murray, Isakson, Harkin, Alexander Applaud HELP Committee Passage of Workforce Investment Act Reauthorization

 
 

8/15/2013

Fact Sheet on SKILLS Act developed by the Education and Workforce Committee staff

Fact Sheet on SKILLS Act developed by the Education and Workforce Committee staff

 
 

8/15/2013

Video of the Workforce Investment Act of 2013 Markup

Executive Session - S. 1356, Workforce Investment Act of 2013

 
 

7/30/2013

Committee Staff Summary of proposed changes to the Vocational Rehabilitation Act

Overview of proposed changes to the Vocational Rehabilitation Act - as of 7/29/2013

 
 

7/29/2013

Summary and Analysis of Changes to Title V of the Workforce Investment Act 2013 reauthorization bill

As introduced to the Senate Help Committee

A section-by-section analysis and summary of Title V of the Workforce Investment Act of 2013 (S 1356)

pdf File WIA Title V section by section.pdf [download]
 
 

3/5/2013

Testimony of Jane Boone to Senate HELP Committee

Jane Boone, Consultant to the State Employment Leadership Network in Washington State testified before the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions in February 2013.

pdf File Boone Testimony February 26 2013.pdf [download]
 
 

10/24/2012

Summary on Advocacy Briefing: Employing People with Disabilities

On September 27, 2012, Governor Markell met with national advocates to discuss his National Governors Association (NGA) Initiative, A Better Bottom Line: Employing People With Disabilities. The briefing was an opportunity for the advocacy community to hear from Governor Markell about the NGA Chair?s Initiative and for the governor to hear from representatives of the advocacy community about current efforts to employ individuals with disabilities.

pdf File NGA Advocacy Briefing 9.27.2012.pdf [download]
 
 

8/27/2012

"A Better Bottom Line: Employing People with Disabilities"

This new initiative from the Chair of the National Governors Association focuses on creating public-private partnerships to increase employment of people with disabilities.

pdf File NGA A Better Bottom Line initiative.pdf [download]
 
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