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  • CCD Urges Extension of Dependent Tax Credits to Adult Dependents

    Topics: Federal News,

    The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) and allies have issued a letter in support of the “All Dependent Children Count Act” and the “All Dependents Count Act,” efforts to provide dependent stimulus payments to adult dependents, many of whom are people with disabilities. The CARES Act provided economic impact payments to people to help them meet their financial obligations during the COVID-19 crisis and provided $500 dependent credits for qualifying children in recognition of the financial needs of families with dependents.

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  • NCD Advises Congress to Address HCBS in Fourth Coronavirus Package

    Topics: Budget and Spending, Federal News,

    The National Council on Disability (NCD), an independent, nonpartisan federal agency that provides advice to the President and Congress on disability policy issues, has issued a letter to Congressional leadership advising that “the next COVID-19 legislative package be inclusive of several critical home-and-community-based service (HCBS) system provisions that will save potentially tens of thousands of lives of people with disabilities and those who support them during the COVID-19 outbreak.”

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  • Democratic Senators Call for Disability Priorities in Fourth Coronavirus Response Package

    Topics: Budget and Spending, Federal News,

    United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), along with Senators Bob Casey (D-Pa.), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.), and Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.), sent a letter urging House and Senate leadership to prioritize the needs of people with disabilities in the fourth coronavirus response package.

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  • NASDDDS and ADvancing States Release Joint Letter To Congressional Leadership

    Topics: Budget and Spending, Federal News,

    NASDDDS and ADvancing States released a joint letter to federal lawmakers requesting further support for state governments in the upcoming legislation regarding coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The letter addressed four primary issues needing to be addressed immediately by lawmakers in order to maintain the ongoing sustainability of the long-term services and supports delivery system. Also included are two recommendations for issues that should be addressed in order to support state agencies once the pandemic begins to subside.

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  • FCC Establishes COVID-19 Telehealth Program

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    The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has released a Public Notice establishing the COVID-19 Telehealth Program, authorized by the CARES Act.  The COVID-19 Telehealth Program will provide $200 million in funding to help health care providers provide connected care services to patients at their homes or mobile locations in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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