Money struggles happen during ordinary times, and these are no ordinary times. COVID-19 disrupted life as we knew it in 2020, creating new challenges for people with disabilities to meet their short and long-term money goals.
Fortunately, we’re all in this together. Federal, local, and grass roots organizations have come together to provide useful resources to help people with disabilities navigate money and benefit struggles during these difficult times.
As a professional providing services to people with disabilities, you may be asked to provide information, resources, and support as we make progress through 2021. Here are a few to check out and bookmark to your resource lists.
COVID-19 Information for People with Disabilities Who Receive Benefits
Resources and news, including resources specifically for people who receive Social Security benefits. Disability Rights Wisconsin
COVID-19 Resource Toolkit: Frequently Asked Benefits Questions
Answers to questions related to job and health insurance loss, employment and benefits resources, and additional resources related to health and safety. Wisconsin Board for People with Developmental Disabilities
Resources to Help You Maintain Your Financial Health
A collection of resources designed to help consumers maintain their financial health, from information on temporary government relief programs to examples of common COVID-19-related scams and tips on how to avoid them. CSBS (Conference of State Bank Supervisors)
Protecting Your Finances During the Coronavirus Pandemic
Up-to-date information and resources to protect and manage finances during this difficult time. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
Financial Decisions: Housing, Student Loans, Scams
Resources to help make financial decisions related to mortgage and housing assistance, student loans, and avoiding scams. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
Credit Card Payments, Car Loans, Mortgage/Rent Payments, Medical Bills, Utilities, and More
A list of resources to assist with successfully managing financial obligations during this unprecedented time. Wisconsin Women’s Business Initiative Corporation
New COVID-19 Economic Relief: What You Need to Know
Summary of the 10 key provisions of the COVID-19 relief package approved by Congress in December 2020, prepared by the National Disability Institute’s Financial Resilience Center. National Disability Institute
Latest Updates on Coronavirus Tax Relief
Help from the IRS for taxpayers, businesses, tax-exempt organizations and others – including health plans – affected by coronavirus (COVID-19). Internal Revenue Service