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NCD Releases Report on Disability & Poverty

October 26, 2017 Federal Government

The National Council on Disability (NCD) released a report to Congress and the President on poverty and disability.  The report addresses why people with disabilities are often destined to live in poverty and experience high unemployment despite existing federal regulations and public policies that were intended to improve their lives. The report focuses on seven factors that are crucial for enhancing the economic independence of people with disabilities – education, employment, financial assistance and incentives, health care, long-term services and supports, transportation, and housing. The NCD report on poverty and disability is available for download at:

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