This week, Congressional leaders continue to consider a possible fourth coronavirus response package and what should be included in it. The Arc’s priorities include:
- Grants to support access to home and community-based services (to minimize the risk of people with disabilities being forced into institutions) and to support the direct support professional (DSP) workforce
- Personal protective equipment for DSPs
- Paid leave and sick days for family caregivers of adults with disabilities
- Allowing Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients to receive their Recovery Rebates without filing needless paperwork
Read The Arc’s blog for more information.