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Webinar: Impact of COVID pandemic on Social Security benefits for persons with IDD

Tuesday, September 14, 2021
1:00 pm2:00 pm

Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) provide crucial income supports for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD), but the COVID pandemic has resulted in major changes to how the Social Security Administration (SSA) functions and it created additional problems for some people with IDD. Additional forms of income supports, such as stimulus payments, unemployment insurance, and revisions to tax credits benefiting low-income individuals, were passed as part of COVID relief. Although many changes have been helpful, some have also had unintended consequences. This webinar will explain these changes and discuss the good news about a recent decision from the SSA that is very helpful for individuals with IDD who lost benefits because they received a high amount of unemployment insurance (UI) during the pandemic.

Bethany Lilly, Senior Director of Income Policy, The Arc of the U.S.
Beverly Roberts, Director, Mainstreaming Medical Care Program, The Arc of New Jersey