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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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Developmental Disabilities, Autism and Family Support Task Force
RAISE Act public comment request alert
The RAISE Family Caregivers Act of 2017 established an advisory council that reflects the diversity of the 43+ million caregivers in America. The Administration for Community Living wants to hear about your experiences, challenges, successes, and ideas to help the advisory council develop its national strategy on family caregiving.
(January 21,  2020) - Download [ PDF ]
Social Security Task Force
Comments on SSA Proposed Rule about the Frequency and Notice of Continuing Disability Reviews
These comments are submitted by the undersigned co-chairs 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. Since 1973, CCD has advocated on behalf of people of all ages with physical and mental disabilities and their families.
(January 16,  2020) - Download [ PDF ]
Social Security Task Force
Support for Expanding SSI to Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, and the US Virgin Islands
Supplemental Security Income (SSI) improves financial security for more than 4.3 million people with disabilities and over a million people over age 65, all of whom meet strict limits on income and assets. The maximum SSI benefit for 2020 is just $783 per month, well below the federal poverty line, but even this extremely modest benefit helps senior citizens and people with disabilities to maintain housing, purchase food, and meet other basic needs.
(January 16,  2020) - Download [ PDF ]
Social Security Task Force
Endorsement of the Stop the Wait Act
The cochairs of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities Social Security Task Force are pleased to report that the task force has endorsed the Stop the Wait Act (S. 2496 and H.R. 4386). The current law’s requirement that people must wait five months from the onset of disability for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits to become payable causes significant hardship. Delaying earned benefits, especially after lengthy waits for disability determinations, can lead some people to lose their housing or face other financial crises. Those who die during the waiting period never receive the peace of mind that SSDI can provide.
(January 16,  2020) - Download [ PDF ]
Long Term Services and Supports Task Force
CCD LTSS Letter of support for HR 5443
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Long-Term Services and Supports (LTSS) Task Force strongly support the Isaiah Baker and Margie Austin-Harris Act of 2019 (Isaiah and Margie’s Act/H.R. 5443). 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.
(January 10,  2020) - Download [ PDF ]
Financial Security Task Force
CCD ABLE Reg Comments
Thank you for the opportunity to comment on the proposed regulations implementing changes to ABLE accounts made by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (PL 115-97) (the “2017 Act”). 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. We are concerned that the proposed rule is not sufficiently clear and does not take sufficient action to protect ABLE beneficiaries and we would urge the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to adopt our recommendations detailed below.
(January 8,  2020) - Download [ PDF ]
Education Task Force
CCD letter on Significant Disproportionality State Survey (Survey)
The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Education Task Force writes to make comments on the U.S. Department of Education (ED) proposed Significant Disproportionality State Survey (Survey).
(December 27,  2019) - Download [ PDF ]
Health Task Force
CCD Comment on TennCare II Amendment 42 Block Grant
On behalf of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Health Task Force we urge you to reject Tennessee’s proposed amendment, known as the TennCare II Demonstration Amendment 42. Tennessee’s proposal would fundamentally undermine the Tennessee’s Medicaid program by significantly reducing federal oversight and accountability for beneficiary protections. The Health Task Force opposes the conversion of the federal Medicaid program to a block grant, and we oppose the conversion of any portion of Tennessee’s TennCare program to a block grant.
(December 27,  2019) - Download [ PDF ]
Long Term Services and Supports Task Force
CCD LTSS Task Force Letter to All Presidential Campaigns
The undersigned co-chairs of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Long Term Supports and Services (LTSS) Task Force are writing to offer you the enclosed Disability Principles for Inclusion of Long Term Service and Supports (LTSS) in Universal Health Care. These principles were developed by the disability community and should inform any policy proposals aimed at expanding access to health care.
(December 20,  2019) - Download [ PDF ]
Long Term Services and Supports Task Force
CCD-DAC letter to Congress regarding permanent MFP and Spousal Impoverishment Protections
The undersigned member organizations of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD), Disability and Aging Collaborative (DAC), and other state and national organizations write to urge you to pass the permanent extension of the Money Follows the Person Program (MFP) and Spousal Impoverishment Protections included in the bi-partisan Prescription Drug Pricing Reduction and Health and Human Services Improvement Act.
(December 15,  2019) - Download [ PDF ]
Housing Task Force
CCD FHIP NOFA Letter
We are writing as Co-Chairs of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Housing Task Force to raise our concerns that the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has yet to release the FY19 Fair Housing Initiatives Program (FHIP) Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA). CCD is a working coalition of national consumer, advocacy, provider, and professional organizations working together with and on behalf of the millions of children and adults with disabilities and their families living in the United States.
(December 12,  2019) - Download [ PDF ]
Long Term Services and Supports Task Force
Permanent MFP Thank You
The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Long-Term Services and Supports (LTSS) Task Force co-chairs are writing to thank you for your inclusion of a permanent reauthorization of the Money Follows the Person (MFP) Program and Spousal Impoverishment Protections in the Prescription Drug Pricing Reduction and Health and Human Services Improvement Act.
(December 10,  2019) - Download [ PDF ]
 
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