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TASK FORCES
IAL SECURITY AND POVERTY
 
  2020
 
Financial Security and Poverty Task Force
CCD Financial Security and Poverty Task Force 117th Congressional Priorities
The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities Financial Security and Poverty Task Force congratulates the Members of the 117th Congress on their election. We hope that the 117th Congress is a time of great progress for people with disabilities. Because of the disproportionate number of people with disabilities living in poverty, our task force advocates for public policy that impacts people living in poverty, including the disproportionate number of people of color with disabilities living in poverty, and to improve the financial status of people with disabilities. This document is part of a broader CCD memo.
(December 3,  2020) - Download [ PDF ]
Financial Security and Poverty Task Force
CCD Financial Security and Poverty Task Force Administration Transition Memo
The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities Financial Security and Poverty Task Force congratulates you on your election. We hope that the next four years are a time of great progress for people with disabilities. Because of the disproportionate number of people with disabilities living in poverty, our task force advocates for public policy that impacts people living in poverty, including the disproportionate number of people of color with disabilities living in poverty, and to improve the financial status of people with disabilities. This document is part of a broader CCD memo.
(December 3,  2020) - Download [ PDF ]
Financial Security and Poverty Task Force
CCD Comments on RFI Equal Credit Opportunity Act and Regulation B
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Financial Security & Poverty Task Force appreciate the opportunity to comment on the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection’s (CFPB) Request for Information (RFI) on the Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA) and Regulation B. 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.
(December 1,  2020) - Download [ PDF ]
Financial Security and Poverty Task Force
USDA Thank You Child Nutrition
The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Financial Security and Poverty Taskforce writes to thank you for the continued extension of nationwide flexibilities1 that allow free school meals for all children throughout the entire 2020-2021 school year under the authority of the recently passed Continuing Appropriations Act of 2021 (H.R. 8337).
(October 21,  2020) - Download [ PDF ]
Financial Security and Poverty Task Force
CCD Thank You Continuing Appropriations Act of 2021
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Financial Security and Poverty Taskforce and Education Taskforce write to thank you for the child nutrition and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) provisions included in the recently passed Continuing Appropriations Act of 2021 (H.R. 8337).
(October 13,  2020) - Download [ PDF ]
Financial Security and Poverty Task Force
Thank you H.R. 7794 and 788
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Financial Security and Poverty Taskforce and Education Taskforce write to thank you and express our support for the Pandemic Child Hunger Prevention Act (H.R.7887) and the Emergency SNAP Flexibilities Extension Act (H.R. 7794) introduced by each of you respectively. 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.
(September 2,  2020) - Download [ PDF ]
Financial Security and Poverty Task Force
Thank You Letter to Chairman Chuck Grassley
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities’ (CCD) Developmental Disabilities Autism and Family Support Task Force, Financial Security and Poverty Task Force, and allied organization write to thank you and the Senate Finance Committee for your work to include a provision in the “American Workers, Families, and Employers Assistance Act”1 that would ensure parents and caretakers of adult dependents receive $500 dependent rebates. People with disabilities and older adults have been devastated by the COVID-19 pandemic.
(August 7,  2020) - Download [ PDF ]
Financial Security and Poverty Task Force
CCD SNAP Appropriations Letter
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Financial Security and Poverty Taskforce and Education Taskforce write in support of bill and report language which would strengthen the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) in the recently approved Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 Agriculture-Rural Development-FDA Funding Bill. 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 20,  2020) - Download [ PDF ]
Financial Security and Poverty Task Force
CCD Fact Sheet on EIPs and Nursing Homes
The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Financial Security Task Force is aware of complaints related to nursing facilities and other congregate settings, especially those who are organizational representative payees, seizing the Economic Impact Payments (EIPs) authorized for residents of those institutions by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. This fact sheet provides background on this issue and reporting resources for advocates.
(July 20,  2020) - Download [ PDF ]
Financial Security and Poverty Task Force
CCD Statement for the Record re UI Disregards
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) write in response to your recent hearing, Unemployment Insurance During COVID-19: The CARES Act and the Role of Unemployment Insurance During the Pandemic, to raise issues of concern for people with disabilities related to Unemployment Insurance (UI).
(June 23,  2020) - Download [ PDF ]
Financial Security and Poverty Task Force
CCD SNAP ET Rule Comments
The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Financial Security & Poverty Task Force appreciates the opportunity to comment in support of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) proposed rule on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program’s (SNAP) Employment and Training (E&T). The rule implements provisions of the 2018 Farm Bill that modestly improves state SNAP E&T programs in several ways. 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 16,  2020) - Download [ PDF ]
Financial Security and Poverty Task Force
CCD Letter re EIP Portal Issues
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) and allies write to bring to your attention certain issues people with disabilities are having accessing Economic Impact Payments (EIPs). 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 2,  2020) - Download [ PDF ]
Financial Security and Poverty Task Force
CCD Letter to Congress on SNAP Bills
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) write in support of policy changes that would allow people with disabilities to safely utilize their Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits during this pandemic. 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.
(May 14,  2020) - Download [ PDF ]
Financial Security and Poverty Task Force
CCD Support Letter for Representative Kildee UI Bill
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) and allies write to express our support of the Strengthening UI for Coronavirus Impacted Workers and Students Act. The 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.
(April 30,  2020) - Download [ PDF ]
Financial Security and Poverty Task Force
Dependents Stimulus Fix Leadership Letter
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) and allies write in support of Sen. Smith and Rep. Craig’s efforts to provide dependent stimulus payments to adult dependents, many of whom are people 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.
(April 30,  2020) - Download [ PDF ]
Financial Security and Poverty Task Force
Dependents Stimulus Fix Support Letter
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) and allies write in support of your efforts to provide dependent stimulus payments to adult dependents, many of whom are people with disabilities. We thank you for your work to make sure all dependents are treated equitably and receive the help they need during this difficult time.
(April 30,  2020) - Download [ PDF ]
Financial Security and Poverty Task Force
CCD Letter to Congress on Expanding Pilot
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) write to urge Congress to include improvements to Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) for people with disabilities in the next COVID-19 response legislation. 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.
(April 23,  2020) - Download [ PDF ]
Financial Security and Poverty Task Force
CCD Letter to USDA on Expanding Pilot
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) write to urge the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to expand the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Online Purchasing Pilot program to all states and territories and extend eligibility for the program to more retailers.
(April 23,  2020) - Download [ PDF ]
Financial Security and Poverty Task Force
The ABLE Age Adjustment Act (S. 651/H.R. 1814)
Passed by a bipartisan Congress in 2014, the Stephen Beck, Jr., Achieving a Better Life Experience Act (ABLE) Act allows eligible people with disabilities to establish “ABLE accounts'' where they can save for qualified disability expenses without jeopardizing their public benefits. Like college savings (“529”) accounts, earnings on an ABLE account and distributions from the account for qualified disability expenses do not count as taxable income of the contributor or the eligible beneficiary.
(February 3,  2020) - Download [ PDF ]
Financial Security and Poverty Task Force
Annual Report - Financial Security Task Force
(January 9,  2020) - Download [ PDF ]
Financial Security and Poverty 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 ]
 
 
  2019
 
Financial Security and Poverty Task Force
CCD SNAP Comments on Reopening
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) write in response to the re-opened notice of proposed rulemaking referenced above. 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.
(November 1,  2019) - Download [ PDF ]
Financial Security and Poverty Task Force
CCD Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) comments
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) write in response to the notice of proposed rulemaking referenced above. We oppose these changes to the longstanding categorical eligibility rules for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) because they would cause millions of people, including people with disabilities who rely on SNAP, to lose needed access to food, and urge the Administration to withdraw this rule.
(September 23,  2019) - Download [ PDF ]
Financial Security and Poverty Task Force
Fact Sheet: The ABLE Age Adjustment Act (S. 651/H.R. 1814)
Passed by a bipartisan Congress in 2014, the Stephen Beck, Jr., Achieving a Better Life Experience Act (ABLE) Act allows eligible people with disabilities to establish “ABLE accounts'' where they can save for qualified disability expenses without jeopardizing their public benefits. Like college savings (“529”) accounts, earnings on an ABLE account and distributions from the account for qualified disability expenses do not count as taxable income of the contributor or the eligible beneficiary.
(August 6,  2019) - Download [ PDF ]
Financial Security and Poverty Task Force
CCD Poverty Measure Comments
These comments are submitted on behalf 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. CCD has worked to achieve federal legislation and regulations that assure that the 54 million children and adults with disabilities are fully integrated into the mainstream of society.
(June 21,  2019) - Download [ PDF ]
Financial Security and Poverty Task Force
ABLE Age support letter House
Dear Representative Cardenas, Representative McMorris Rodgers, Representative Wasserman Schultz, Representative Moulton, Representative Cohen, Representative Fitzpatrick, Representative Turner, and Representative Rose: The undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) are writing to express our strong support for the ABLE Age Adjustment Act. We sincerely thank you for your continued commitment to the financial security of all Americans with disabilities, no matter the age of onset. We look forward to working with you to pass this lifechanging legislation in the 116th Congress.
(March 21,  2019) - Download [ PDF ]
Financial Security and Poverty Task Force
ABLE Age support letter Senate
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) are writing to express our strong support for the ABLE Age Adjustment Act. We sincerely thank you for your continued commitment to the financial security of all Americans with disabilities, no matter the age of onset. We look forward to working with you to pass this lifechanging legislation in the 116th Congress.
(March 11,  2019) - Download [ PDF ]
 
 
  2018
 
Financial Security and Poverty 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 ]
Financial Security and Poverty Task Force
Annual Report - Financial Security Task Force
(January 22,  2018) - Download [ PDF ]
 
 
  2017
 
Financial Security and Poverty Task Force
CCD letter ABLE to Work Act Concerns
The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) is the largest and longest standing 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.
(December 8,  2017) - Download [ PDF ]
Financial Security and Poverty Task Force
Financial Security TF and Allies – over 80 organizations urge House to prioritize the ABLE Age Adjustment 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.
(November 28,  2017) - Download [ PDF ]
Financial Security and Poverty Task Force
Financial Security TF and Allies – over 80 organizations urge Senate to prioritize the ABLE Age Adjustment 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.
(November 28,  2017) - Download [ PDF ]
Financial Security and Poverty Task Force
CCD letter on ABLE amendments in Senate tax bill
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.
(November 15,  2017) - Download [ PDF ]
Financial Security and Poverty Task Force
Stop Taxing Death and Disability Act CCD Support Letter 115th
It is the pleasure of the undersigned member organizations of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) to provide you with this letter of support for the Stop Taxing Death and Disability Act of 2017. 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
(February 16,  2017) - Download [ PDF ]
Financial Security and Poverty Task Force
CCD-Financial-Security-Task-Force-Annual-Report-for-2016
(January 10,  2017) - Download [ PDF ]
 
 
  2016
 
Financial Security and Poverty Task Force
CCD HOTMA Sec 102 and 104 Letter
We write as Co-Chairs of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Housing Task Force and Financial Security Task Force regarding implementation by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) of certain provisions of the Housing Opportunities Through Modernization Act of 2016 (HOTMA, P.L. 114-201).
(December 14,  2016) - Download [ PDF ]
Financial Security and Poverty Task Force
CCD Financial Security TF Letter to the Senate on ABLE Age Adjustment 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.
(October 3,  2016) - Download [ PDF ]
Financial Security and Poverty Task Force
CCD Financial Security TF Letter to the House of Representatives on ABLE Age Adjustment 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.
(October 3,  2016) - Download [ PDF ]
Financial Security and Poverty Task Force
CCD Financial Security Task Force letter of support of H.R. 670, the Special Needs Trust Fairness Act of 2015
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Financial Security Task Force are writing in support of H.R. 670, the Special Needs Trust Fairness Act of 2015, which would correct an error in the law that prevents capable individuals with disabilities from creating their own special needs trust.
(May 17,  2016) - Download [ PDF ]
Financial Security and Poverty Task Force
Stop Taxing Death and Disability Act Sign on letter
It is the pleasure of the undersigned member organizations of the Education, Financial Security, and Social Security Task Forces of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) to provide you with this letter of support for the Stop Taxing Death and Disability Act of 2016.
(April 15,  2016) - Download [ PDF ]
Financial Security and Poverty Task Force
CCD Financial Security Task Force Report 2015
(January 11,  2016) - Download [ PDF ]
 
 
  2015
 
Financial Security and Poverty Task Force
Comments to IRS on proposed ABLE Regulations
The undersigned organizations respectfully submit our comments concerning the Notice of Proposed Ruling Making (NPRM) with respect to the Stephen Beck, Jr., Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act, codified in part at 26 U.S.C. § 529A
(September 1,  2015) - Download [ PDF ]
Financial Security and Poverty Task Force
Financial Security TF Annual Report for 2014
(January 12,  2015) - Download [ PDF ]
 
 
  2014
 
Financial Security and Poverty Task Force
Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Social Security Task Force and Financial Security Task Force to express the opposition of their Task Forces to three proposals for financing the Achieving a Better Life Experience Act (ABLE Act; H.R. 647)
(September 3,  2014)
Financial Security and Poverty Task Force
Financial Security Task Force Annual Report for 2013
(January 15,  2014) - Download [ PDF ]