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There are many ways for helping us change the lives of people with I/DD and their families. You can make donations, sponsor an event or program, volunteer or even donate your talent supporting a specific project.
Financial benefits for children and adults with disabilities primarily come from Social Security. There are two types of benefits from social security, one is based on the person or their parents work history(SSDI- Social Security Disability Insurance or SSDAC-Social Security Disabled Adult Child), the other is not, and is designed to meet basic needs (SSI- Supplemental Security Income).
A financial management program for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) receiving Social Security benefits.
Helps low income individuals and families make ends meet by providing monthly benefits to buy food.
The program educates and works with clients on financial planning, money management/budgeting, credit counseling and predatory lending prevention/education
Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) pays benefits to you and certain members of your family if you are "insured," meaning that you worked long enough and paid Social Security taxes. It can also be payed to adult children with disabilities, whose parents have met work requirements and retired, become disabled, or are deceased.
Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) provides temporary cash and medical help for families in need.
WTAP helps low-income households afford telephone services by reducing the connection fee, and the monthly basic service.