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The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) is the largest coalition of national organizations working together to advocate for federal public policy that ensures the self-determination, independence, empowerment, integration and inclusion of children and adults with disabilities in all aspects of society.
 
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Social Security Task Force
CCD Social Security Task Force HR 3309 Letter of Support
The work incentives within the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program are crucial, yet complex. An online tool that helps SSDI beneficiaries understand how earnings will affect their benefits is one way to help people with disabilities gain more independence and financial stability. The decision to return to the workforce or increase earnings can be a difficult one, often made in consultation with loved ones, medical providers, and organizations such as Work Incentive Planning and Assistance (WIPA) grantees.
(July 17,  2018) - Download [ PDF ]
Health Task Force
The CCD Health Task Force provided comments on the questions raised in the HHS Blueprint to Lower Drug Prices and Reduce Out-of-Pocket (OOP) Costs.
The CCD Health Task Force appreciates the opportunity to provide comments on the questions raised in the HHS Blueprint to Lower Drug Prices and Reduce Out-of-Pocket (OOP) Costs. CCD is the largest coalition of national organizations working together to advocate for federal public policy that ensures the self-determination, independence, empowerment, integration, and inclusion of children and adults with disabilities in all aspects of society. The health task force is focused on health care policy and the impact on people with disabilities.
(July 16,  2018) - Download [ PDF ]
Social Security Task Force
CCD Statement Opposing Executive Order on Administrative Law Judge Hiring
Washington, DC, July 13, 2018 -- The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) strongly condemns President Trump’s Executive Order Excepting Administrative Law Judges From The Competitive Service issued on July 10. This unprecedented action needlessly politicizes the hiring of Administrative Law Judges (ALJ) tasked with providing fair and non-political decisions regarding the rights of people with disabilities to access vital health care and Social Security disability benefits, as well as to resolve certain employment and labor disputes.
(July 13,  2018) - Download [ PDF ]
Long Term Services and Supports Task Force
Senate EVV hotline support CCD
The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Long-Term Services and Supports Task Force strongly supports the efforts by Sen. Murkowski and Sen. Brown to hotline H.R. 6402, which was recently passed unanimously in the House. We sincerely thank Sen. Murkowski and Sen. Brown for their dedicated leadership on this issue with their original introduction of S. 2897 and their continued to work to ensure that an implementation delay will pass the Senate.
(July 11,  2018) - Download [ PDF ]
Social Security Task Force
CCD Statement on Paid Leave and Social Security
The Independent Women’s Forum (IWF) has proposed creating a new parental leave benefit, paid for by asking workers to take a cut in their future Social Security benefits. Under the IWF proposal, workers could receive up to 12 weeks of partially-paid parental leave, offset by a reduction or delay in their Social Security retirement benefits. Participation would be voluntary.
(July 9,  2018) - Download [ PDF ]
CCD Rights Transportation Service Animal Comments
The undersigned co-chairs of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Rights and Transportation Task Forces write in response to the advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM) published by the Department of Transportation (Department) concerning access for service animals, including emotional support animals, under the Air Carrier Access Act (ACAA).
(July 9,  2018) - Download [ PDF ]
Social Security Task Force
CCD SSTF Co-Chairs Musculoskeletal Comments Docket No. SSA-2006-0112
These comments are submitted on behalf of the Social Security Task Force of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD). CCD is the largest coalition of national organizations working together to advocate for federal public policy that ensures the self-determination, independence, empowerment, integration and inclusion of children and adults with disabilities in all aspects of society.
(July 8,  2018) - Download [ PDF ]
CCD Letter re: Separated Children with Disabilities
The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD), the nation’s largest disability coalition representing over 100 national disability organizations, writes to ask you about the status of children with disabilities who have been separated from their families and are in the custody of the Office of Refugee Resettlement. We are extremely concerned about the welfare of these children.
(July 5,  2018) - Download [ PDF ]
Education Task Force
CCD statement on the delay of the Disproportionality Rule.
July 5, 2018, Washington, DC – Last week the Department of Education announced a final rule delaying the implementation of regulations designed to help states prevent a disproportionate number of people of color from being inappropriately placed in special education. The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) had joined the majority of commenters in opposition to this unnecessary delay.
(July 5,  2018) - Download [ PDF ]
Employment and Training Task Force
CCD ETTF Letter to DOL Re Executive Order
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Employment and Training Task Force wish to express our concerns about the implementation of the Executive Order issued by the President on April 10, 2018 titled “Reducing Poverty in America by Promoting Opportunity and Economic Mobility.” CCD is a coalition of national disability rights, advocacy, consumer, provider and self-advocate organizations representing this nation’s 57 million Americans with disabilities.
(June 29,  2018) - Download [ PDF ]
Long Term Services and Supports Task Force
CCD Comments on Pallone Medicare Long-Term Care Services and Supports Act Discusion
The following comments are submitted in response to the discussion draft The Medicare Long-Term Care Services and Supports Act, released on May 2, 2018. We appreciate the opportunity to submit comments and appreciate your leadership on the issue of long-term care, and acknowledgment of this extremely important topic for people with disabilities.
(June 28,  2018) - Download [ PDF ]
Financial Security Task Force
CCD Financial Security TF and Allies (159) organizations support letter for the ABLE Age Adjustment Act of 2017 (H.R. 1874; S.817)
The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) is the largest coalition of national organizations working together to advocate for Federal public policy that ensures the self-determination, independence, empowerment, integration and inclusion of children and adults with disabilities in all aspects of society.
(June 22,  2018) - Download [ PDF ]
 
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