A man with a prosthetic leg lifts a large board from a pile in a lumber mill.

New Report Shines Light on Workers with Disabilities

lc@marketinglaura.comCOVID-19, Employment, National, VCIL Report

The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed deep-rooted structural inequalities in the U.S. Immense, historic and racialized inequity in health and health care and the near-invisible “essential workers” that makes everyone’s daily lives possible. Who is “essential?” Who is invisible? What rights do people have to safety and dignity in the workplace? Who is considered expendable? These issues are not new for… Continue Reading New Report Shines Light on Workers with Disabilities

A Win for Many SSI Recipients: Automatic Economic Impact Payments

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On April 16, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), the Treasury Department, and SSA announced that SSI recipients will automatically receive their payments. Payments will be received by the same method they usually receive their SSI benefits, and they should be received by early May. This is a big victory that will ensure millions of people can access much-needed payments to help… Continue Reading A Win for Many SSI Recipients: Automatic Economic Impact Payments

COVID-19 Resources for the Disability Community

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The following is a list of recent COVID resources: Vermont State Response and Resources The ADA and Face Mask Policies Video: Know Your Rights: People with Disabilities Can Have a Supporter in the Hospital During COVID-19 COVID-19 resources from Disability Rights Vermont Crisis hotlines COVID-19 and Social Insurance and Benefit Programs Facebook group, Amplifying Voices – National Disability COVID-19 The… Continue Reading COVID-19 Resources for the Disability Community