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Financial Literacy & Capability

An important focus of the LEAD Center’s mission is to increase the financial literacy and financial capability of people with disabilities. Participation in the workforce, which produces increased income, is a vital first step for working-age adults with disabilities to build economic self-sufficiency. Employment also serves as an important gateway for individuals to further explore tools and strategies to improve their economic stability and security. The LEAD Center works to foster pathways to economic advancement for people with disabilities to improve their present and long-term financial well-being, while supporting the workforce development, Home and Community Based Services, and other systems that share this mission.

 
LEAD Center - A Resource Developed by LEAD Center for ODEP
 

Social Security Red Book

January 2017 | Tool/Manual | Social Security Administration

A summary guide to employment supports for persons with disabilities under the Social Security Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income programs.

The Steep Climb to Economic Opportunity for Vulnerable Families - Findings from the 2016 Assets & Opportunity Scorecard

Website | CFED

Despite the nation’s ongoing economic recovery, millions of low- and moderate-income Americans are, like the Greek mythological character Sisyphus, perpetually forced to push an outsized boulder up a steep hill with little prospect of reaching sta

EQUITY the Book

October 2015 | Tool/Manual | World Institute on Disability

Asset Building Strategies for People with Disabilities, A Guide to Financial Empowerment covers all topics that are important for people with disabilities in their quest for strong finances and asset building.

Building Financial Capability: A Planning Guide for Integrated Services

April 2015 | Tool/Manual | CFED

Building Financial Capability: A Planning Guide for Integrated Services is aimed at community-based organizations which serve low- and moderate-income clients.

A Fair Shot for Workers with Disabilities

January 2015 | Report/Brief | Center for American Progress

This report examines the intersection of disability and poverty and provides an insightful perspective on what our country and its leaders can do to remedy this disability-non disability pay gap.

Assets & Opportunity Scorecard

Website | CFED

The Assets & Opportunity Scorecard is a comprehensive look at Americans’ financial security today and their opportunities to create a more prosperous future.

Financial Capability of Adults with Disabilities

July 2014 | Report/Brief | National Disability Institute

This July 2014 report, issued by the National Disability Institute, shines light on the financial health, capability and situation of adults living with disabilities.

LEAD Center Presentation: Louisville Economic Advancement Assembly

LEAD Center | May 2014 | Presentation

This presentation was used by Michael Morris on May 13th during the Louisville Economic Advancement Assembly, a city-wide event to help people in the local disability community improve their financial capability and capacity.

Empowering Low Income and Economically Vulnerable Consumers

November 2013 | Report/Brief

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, November 2013. This report brings to light expert observations and conclusions from a Nov. 2012 CFPB convention that may be of a benefit to economically-vulnerable populations and strategies to ensure better...

Enabling Financial Capability Along the Road to Financial Inclusion

September 2013 | Report/Brief | Center for Financial Inclusion and Accion

The Roadmap to Financial Inclusion outlines the milestones along the road to achieving full financial inclusion.

Financial Strategies for Workers with Disabilities During the Coronavirus Pandemic

April 22, 2020

In the U.S. today, the COVID-19 emergency presents a time of significant health and economic uncertainty for individuals with disabilities, as well as their families and communities.

Get Empowered: Make the Most of Your Job and Improve Your Financial Security Building Financial Solutions for People with Disabilities

February 27, 2020

If you are a person with a disability who is getting ready to enter the workforce or who recently did, you probably have a lot of questions related to your new job and your financial security.

Advancing Financial Literacy for Individuals with Disabilities

April 18, 2018

On April 18, National Disability Institute (NDI), the LEAD Center and Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB) partnered for the webinar/in-person event, Advancing Financial Literacy for Individuals with Disabilities, to commemorate National...

Financial Health Assessment for Counseling and Guidance

December 7, 2017

PART THREE OF THREE:

The ABLE Act: A Tool for Financial Stability and Employment Outcomes

April 27, 2017

The LEAD Center, in collaboration with the ABLE National Resource Center, will be holding a webinar focused on how individuals with disabilities, and their families, can use ABLE Accounts to increase their financial stability and produce more...

Integrating Employment and Financial Capability Services: New Pathways to Economic Stability

February 26, 2014

The US Department of Labor, Office of Disability Employment Policy and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau have entered into a partnership to advance positive financial behavior and greater economic self-sufficiency for individuals with disab

MyFreeTaxes – Free Tax Preparation for AJCs and Community Based Organizations

January 22, 2014

Join us for a timely conversation on MyFreeTaxes, a free, inclusive tax preparation tool in which taxpayers earning $58,000 or less can prepareand file their federal and state taxes online in all 50 states.

Promoting Economic Advancement - Using Work Incentives to Build Financial Stability

April 24, 2013

Discover opportunities for individuals with disabilities to increase income through the use of Social Security (SSDI and SSI) work incentives, including work incentives that support savings above the $2,000 SSI asset limit.

First ABLE Account Programs Open in Ohio and Tennessee

June 29, 2016

On June 1, 2016, the state of Ohio became the first state to launch a disability savings account program authorized by the federal Achieving a Better Life Experience Act (ABLE), which passed in December 2014.

ABLE Act Celebrates Its 1st Anniversary

January 29, 2016

December 19, 2015 marked the one-year anniversary of President Obama’s signing of the Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act into law.

Opportunity for Public Input into IRS’ Proposed Regulations for Implementing ABLE Act

September 25, 2015

On June 19, 2015, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) posted in its Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPR) its recommended approach for implementing the Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act of 2014.

Following Supreme Court Ruling on Same-Gender Marriage, Advocates Highlight Marriage Penalty and Income Limits on Disability Benefits

July 31, 2015

In the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision in Obergefell on same-gender marriage, advocates with disabilities in the LGBTQ community have raised concerns about continued barriers to marriage for couples who rely on Supplemental Security Income (S

IRS Releases Proposed ABLE Act Regulations

June 30, 2015

On Friday June 19th, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released the highly anticipated Notice of Proposed

Virginia is First State to Pass ABLE Act Implementation Legislation to Lessen Financial Strains for Those with Disabilities

May 29, 2015

In April, Virginia governor Terry McAuliffe signed into law the state’s Achieving A B

NDI Unveils ABLE Resource Center and Update on ABLE Implementation

February 27, 2015

National Disability Institute (NDI) announced a new Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Resource Center to consolidate information, resources and advocacy materials on state implementation of the ABLE Act.

Webcast: Get Empowered – Make the Most of Your Job and Improve Your Financial Security: Building Financial Solutions for People with Disabilities

June 29, 2020

In recognition of America Saves Week, as well as the upcoming 30th anniversary of the ADA, the U.S.

Celebrating National Financial Literacy Month

April 1, 2020

National Financial Capability Month, also known as National Financial Literacy Month, held during the month of April each year, is a time for public- and private-sector organizations to work together to improve the knowledge and skills of all Amer

LEAD Center Financial Capability Online Training Continues to Impact the Field

March 20, 2020

The LEAD Center’s Financial Capability Training series is part of a strategic effort by VA DARS to equip current staff, including Work Incentives Specialist Advocates (WISA's) and other DARS staff and vendors, with the education and resources nece

City of Louisville Continues to Support Financial Empowerment

September 26, 2018

The LEAD Center continues to support the expanding work of the Louisville Alliance for Development through Diversity, Empowerment, and Resources (LADD

LEAD Activities During Financial Capability Month in April

June 28, 2018

To commemorate Financial Capability Month, and learn more about the challenges and opportunities to address the needs of Americans with disabilities to become more financially capable, the LEAD Center, Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB),

ABLE Update: Social Security Administration’s Updated Guidance for SSI Beneficiaries

March 28, 2018

On March 8, 2018, the Social Security Administration (SSA) published an updated version of its Program Operations Manual System (POMS) regarding the ABLE Act and ABLE accounts.

Financial Integration Team – Pioneering Pathways to Economic Advancement

December 19, 2017

The LEAD Center continues to support National Disability Institute’s Financial Integration Team (FIT) Community of Practice.

The FDIC Promotes the Economic Inclusion of People with Disabilities

December 19, 2017

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) seeks to improve the financial inclusion of underserved populations, particularly those that are not using mainstream financial services, through the Alliance for Economic Inclusion (AEI).

Video Released of Advancing Financial Literacy for Individuals with Disabilities Event

May 3, 2018

On April 18, National Disability Institute (NDI), the LEAD Center and Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB) partnered for the webinar/in-person event, Advancing Financial Literacy for Individuals with Disabilities, to commemorate National F

LEAD Center Hosts National Dialogue on Financial Literacy Education for People with Disabilities

April 18, 2018

In recognition of Financial Literacy Month, the LEAD Center today launched a two-week national dialogue called Money Matters.

LEAD Participates in Louisville Financial Empowerment Summit

November 4, 2014

On October 30th, LEAD staff returned to Louisville, Ky. to participate in the city's 2nd Annual Financial Empowerment Summit.

ODEP and CFPB Issue Memorandum Promoting Financial Capability of Workers with Disabilities

August 14, 2014

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) released a joint memorandum calling on state and local governments, community development organizations, employers and...

LEAD Center Hosts Louisville Economic Advancement Assembly

May 22, 2014

In collaboration with Louisville Metro Government Community Services and Revitalization and Bank on Louisville, the LEAD Center hosted an Economic Advancement Assembly in Louisville, Ky. on May 13.

Louisville Metro Government Joins With National Disability Institute’s LEAD Center to Improve Financial Health for Kentuckians with Disabilities

May 12, 2014

Assembly brings disability advocates, community and thought leaders together to discuss current activities and opportunities to build the financial capability of people with disabilities throughout the Louisville Area

Assistant Secretary Kathy Martinez, U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Disability Employment Policy, Joins LEAD Center to Facilitate Strategic Planning at CFE Forum

March 26, 2013

ODEP and National Disability Institute’s LEAD Center joined Cities for Financial Empowerment for a brainstorming session to begin designing a national integration strategy to build the financial capability of individuals and families through touch...

President’s Advisory Council on Financial Capability Releases Final Report

March 12, 2013

This new report delivered through the U.S. Department of the Treasury highlights many recommendations to help improve the financial lives of individuals and families across America.

Census Bureau Report Shows 30 Percent of Adults Receiving Government Assistance have a Disability

February 26, 2013

This U.S. Census Bureau report – Disability Characteristics of Income-Based Government Assistance Recipients in the United States: 2011 – reveals that 30.4 percent of the more than 46 million adults who received income-based government assistance in...

Missed Opportunities for Financial Wellness Support

April 30, 2015

As someone who has spent over 35 years working and partnering with people with disabilities who are pursuing equal opportunities so that they can live the lives they choose, I can say confidently that the disability field is doing a disservice to...

In the Know: Access to Assets

April 23, 2015

In the Know is a bi-monthly feature on the LEAD Center blog that highlights important resources and information about the employment, policy and economic advancement of people with disabilities.

Creating Economic Possibilities for All Louisvillians

April 16, 2015

To kick off April’s National Financial Literacy Month, Louisville Metro Community Services and Bank On Louisville presented our second annual Financial Fitness Day on March 31, open to the entire community. All in attendance were invited to meet one...

In the Know: CFED

April 9, 2015

In the Know is a bi-monthly feature on the LEAD Center blog that highlights important resources and information about the employment, policy and economic advancement of people with disabilities.

In the Know: Financial Wellness Among Individuals Living with Multiple Sclerosis (MS)

March 13, 2015

A groundbreaking survey conducted by National Disability Institute and the Multiple Sclerosis Association of America (MSAA) revealed three out of four people living with multiple sclerosis (MS) have difficulty covering their monthly expenses and...

In the Know: Financial Capability of Adults with Disabilities

January 29, 2015

This first-of-its-kind report offers a snapshot of the economic plight faced by many in the disability community.

In the Know: Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

September 26, 2014

In the Know is a bi-monthly feature on the LEAD Center blog that highlights important resources and information about the employment, policy and economic advancement of people with disabilities.

In the Know: Enabling Financial Capability Along the Road to Financial Inclusion

August 29, 2014

What will it take to achieve a state of full financial inclusion for all people, including individuals with disabilities? In 2011, the Center for Financial Inclusion asked this very question, to which 300 practioners around the globe responded.

In the Know: 2012 National Financial Capability Study

May 8, 2014

The 2012 National Financial Capability Survey underscores the need to ensure all Americans have access to the education, resources and tools they need to manage their money with confidence. This is the second study, done in consultation with the U.S...

In the Know: Empowering Low Income and Economically Vulnerable Consumers

April 22, 2014

With more than 100 million Americans considered low-income and economically vulnerable, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) hosted a November 2012 convention of financial empowerment experts, stakeholders and policymakers to share thei

Categories - LG Tablet

 
LEAD Center - A Resource Developed by LEAD Center for ODEP
 

Social Security Red Book

January 2017 | Tool/Manual | Social Security Administration

A summary guide to employment supports for persons with disabilities under the Social Security Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income programs.

The Steep Climb to Economic Opportunity for Vulnerable Families - Findings from the 2016 Assets & Opportunity Scorecard

Website | CFED

Despite the nation’s ongoing economic recovery, millions of low- and moderate-income Americans are, like the Greek mythological character Sisyphus, perpetually forced to push an outsized boulder up a steep hill with little prospect of reaching sta

EQUITY the Book

October 2015 | Tool/Manual | World Institute on Disability

Asset Building Strategies for People with Disabilities, A Guide to Financial Empowerment covers all topics that are important for people with disabilities in their quest for strong finances and asset building.

Building Financial Capability: A Planning Guide for Integrated Services

April 2015 | Tool/Manual | CFED

Building Financial Capability: A Planning Guide for Integrated Services is aimed at community-based organizations which serve low- and moderate-income clients.

A Fair Shot for Workers with Disabilities

January 2015 | Report/Brief | Center for American Progress

This report examines the intersection of disability and poverty and provides an insightful perspective on what our country and its leaders can do to remedy this disability-non disability pay gap.

Assets & Opportunity Scorecard

Website | CFED

The Assets & Opportunity Scorecard is a comprehensive look at Americans’ financial security today and their opportunities to create a more prosperous future.

Financial Capability of Adults with Disabilities

July 2014 | Report/Brief | National Disability Institute

This July 2014 report, issued by the National Disability Institute, shines light on the financial health, capability and situation of adults living with disabilities.

LEAD Center Presentation: Louisville Economic Advancement Assembly

LEAD Center | May 2014 | Presentation

This presentation was used by Michael Morris on May 13th during the Louisville Economic Advancement Assembly, a city-wide event to help people in the local disability community improve their financial capability and capacity.

Empowering Low Income and Economically Vulnerable Consumers

November 2013 | Report/Brief

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, November 2013. This report brings to light expert observations and conclusions from a Nov. 2012 CFPB convention that may be of a benefit to economically-vulnerable populations and strategies to ensure better...

Enabling Financial Capability Along the Road to Financial Inclusion

September 2013 | Report/Brief | Center for Financial Inclusion and Accion

The Roadmap to Financial Inclusion outlines the milestones along the road to achieving full financial inclusion.

Financial Strategies for Workers with Disabilities During the Coronavirus Pandemic

April 22, 2020

In the U.S. today, the COVID-19 emergency presents a time of significant health and economic uncertainty for individuals with disabilities, as well as their families and communities.

Get Empowered: Make the Most of Your Job and Improve Your Financial Security Building Financial Solutions for People with Disabilities

February 27, 2020

If you are a person with a disability who is getting ready to enter the workforce or who recently did, you probably have a lot of questions related to your new job and your financial security.

Advancing Financial Literacy for Individuals with Disabilities

April 18, 2018

On April 18, National Disability Institute (NDI), the LEAD Center and Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB) partnered for the webinar/in-person event, Advancing Financial Literacy for Individuals with Disabilities, to commemorate National...

Financial Health Assessment for Counseling and Guidance

December 7, 2017

PART THREE OF THREE:

The ABLE Act: A Tool for Financial Stability and Employment Outcomes

April 27, 2017

The LEAD Center, in collaboration with the ABLE National Resource Center, will be holding a webinar focused on how individuals with disabilities, and their families, can use ABLE Accounts to increase their financial stability and produce more...

Integrating Employment and Financial Capability Services: New Pathways to Economic Stability

February 26, 2014

The US Department of Labor, Office of Disability Employment Policy and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau have entered into a partnership to advance positive financial behavior and greater economic self-sufficiency for individuals with disab

MyFreeTaxes – Free Tax Preparation for AJCs and Community Based Organizations

January 22, 2014

Join us for a timely conversation on MyFreeTaxes, a free, inclusive tax preparation tool in which taxpayers earning $58,000 or less can prepareand file their federal and state taxes online in all 50 states.

Promoting Economic Advancement - Using Work Incentives to Build Financial Stability

April 24, 2013

Discover opportunities for individuals with disabilities to increase income through the use of Social Security (SSDI and SSI) work incentives, including work incentives that support savings above the $2,000 SSI asset limit.

First ABLE Account Programs Open in Ohio and Tennessee

June 29, 2016

On June 1, 2016, the state of Ohio became the first state to launch a disability savings account program authorized by the federal Achieving a Better Life Experience Act (ABLE), which passed in December 2014.

ABLE Act Celebrates Its 1st Anniversary

January 29, 2016

December 19, 2015 marked the one-year anniversary of President Obama’s signing of the Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act into law.

Opportunity for Public Input into IRS’ Proposed Regulations for Implementing ABLE Act

September 25, 2015

On June 19, 2015, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) posted in its Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPR) its recommended approach for implementing the Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act of 2014.

Following Supreme Court Ruling on Same-Gender Marriage, Advocates Highlight Marriage Penalty and Income Limits on Disability Benefits

July 31, 2015

In the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision in Obergefell on same-gender marriage, advocates with disabilities in the LGBTQ community have raised concerns about continued barriers to marriage for couples who rely on Supplemental Security Income (S

IRS Releases Proposed ABLE Act Regulations

June 30, 2015

On Friday June 19th, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released the highly anticipated Notice of Proposed

Virginia is First State to Pass ABLE Act Implementation Legislation to Lessen Financial Strains for Those with Disabilities

May 29, 2015

In April, Virginia governor Terry McAuliffe signed into law the state’s Achieving A B

NDI Unveils ABLE Resource Center and Update on ABLE Implementation

February 27, 2015

National Disability Institute (NDI) announced a new Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Resource Center to consolidate information, resources and advocacy materials on state implementation of the ABLE Act.

Webcast: Get Empowered – Make the Most of Your Job and Improve Your Financial Security: Building Financial Solutions for People with Disabilities

June 29, 2020

In recognition of America Saves Week, as well as the upcoming 30th anniversary of the ADA, the U.S.

Celebrating National Financial Literacy Month

April 1, 2020

National Financial Capability Month, also known as National Financial Literacy Month, held during the month of April each year, is a time for public- and private-sector organizations to work together to improve the knowledge and skills of all Amer

LEAD Center Financial Capability Online Training Continues to Impact the Field

March 20, 2020

The LEAD Center’s Financial Capability Training series is part of a strategic effort by VA DARS to equip current staff, including Work Incentives Specialist Advocates (WISA's) and other DARS staff and vendors, with the education and resources nece

City of Louisville Continues to Support Financial Empowerment

September 26, 2018

The LEAD Center continues to support the expanding work of the Louisville Alliance for Development through Diversity, Empowerment, and Resources (LADD

LEAD Activities During Financial Capability Month in April

June 28, 2018

To commemorate Financial Capability Month, and learn more about the challenges and opportunities to address the needs of Americans with disabilities to become more financially capable, the LEAD Center, Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB),

ABLE Update: Social Security Administration’s Updated Guidance for SSI Beneficiaries

March 28, 2018

On March 8, 2018, the Social Security Administration (SSA) published an updated version of its Program Operations Manual System (POMS) regarding the ABLE Act and ABLE accounts.

Financial Integration Team – Pioneering Pathways to Economic Advancement

December 19, 2017

The LEAD Center continues to support National Disability Institute’s Financial Integration Team (FIT) Community of Practice.

The FDIC Promotes the Economic Inclusion of People with Disabilities

December 19, 2017

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) seeks to improve the financial inclusion of underserved populations, particularly those that are not using mainstream financial services, through the Alliance for Economic Inclusion (AEI).

Video Released of Advancing Financial Literacy for Individuals with Disabilities Event

May 3, 2018

On April 18, National Disability Institute (NDI), the LEAD Center and Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB) partnered for the webinar/in-person event, Advancing Financial Literacy for Individuals with Disabilities, to commemorate National F

LEAD Center Hosts National Dialogue on Financial Literacy Education for People with Disabilities

April 18, 2018

In recognition of Financial Literacy Month, the LEAD Center today launched a two-week national dialogue called Money Matters.

LEAD Participates in Louisville Financial Empowerment Summit

November 4, 2014

On October 30th, LEAD staff returned to Louisville, Ky. to participate in the city's 2nd Annual Financial Empowerment Summit.

ODEP and CFPB Issue Memorandum Promoting Financial Capability of Workers with Disabilities

August 14, 2014

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) released a joint memorandum calling on state and local governments, community development organizations, employers and...

LEAD Center Hosts Louisville Economic Advancement Assembly

May 22, 2014

In collaboration with Louisville Metro Government Community Services and Revitalization and Bank on Louisville, the LEAD Center hosted an Economic Advancement Assembly in Louisville, Ky. on May 13.

Louisville Metro Government Joins With National Disability Institute’s LEAD Center to Improve Financial Health for Kentuckians with Disabilities

May 12, 2014

Assembly brings disability advocates, community and thought leaders together to discuss current activities and opportunities to build the financial capability of people with disabilities throughout the Louisville Area

Assistant Secretary Kathy Martinez, U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Disability Employment Policy, Joins LEAD Center to Facilitate Strategic Planning at CFE Forum

March 26, 2013

ODEP and National Disability Institute’s LEAD Center joined Cities for Financial Empowerment for a brainstorming session to begin designing a national integration strategy to build the financial capability of individuals and families through touch...

President’s Advisory Council on Financial Capability Releases Final Report

March 12, 2013

This new report delivered through the U.S. Department of the Treasury highlights many recommendations to help improve the financial lives of individuals and families across America.

Census Bureau Report Shows 30 Percent of Adults Receiving Government Assistance have a Disability

February 26, 2013

This U.S. Census Bureau report – Disability Characteristics of Income-Based Government Assistance Recipients in the United States: 2011 – reveals that 30.4 percent of the more than 46 million adults who received income-based government assistance in...

Missed Opportunities for Financial Wellness Support

April 30, 2015

As someone who has spent over 35 years working and partnering with people with disabilities who are pursuing equal opportunities so that they can live the lives they choose, I can say confidently that the disability field is doing a disservice to...

In the Know: Access to Assets

April 23, 2015

In the Know is a bi-monthly feature on the LEAD Center blog that highlights important resources and information about the employment, policy and economic advancement of people with disabilities.

Creating Economic Possibilities for All Louisvillians

April 16, 2015

To kick off April’s National Financial Literacy Month, Louisville Metro Community Services and Bank On Louisville presented our second annual Financial Fitness Day on March 31, open to the entire community. All in attendance were invited to meet one...

In the Know: CFED

April 9, 2015

In the Know is a bi-monthly feature on the LEAD Center blog that highlights important resources and information about the employment, policy and economic advancement of people with disabilities.

In the Know: Financial Wellness Among Individuals Living with Multiple Sclerosis (MS)

March 13, 2015

A groundbreaking survey conducted by National Disability Institute and the Multiple Sclerosis Association of America (MSAA) revealed three out of four people living with multiple sclerosis (MS) have difficulty covering their monthly expenses and...

In the Know: Financial Capability of Adults with Disabilities

January 29, 2015

This first-of-its-kind report offers a snapshot of the economic plight faced by many in the disability community.

In the Know: Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

September 26, 2014

In the Know is a bi-monthly feature on the LEAD Center blog that highlights important resources and information about the employment, policy and economic advancement of people with disabilities.

In the Know: Enabling Financial Capability Along the Road to Financial Inclusion

August 29, 2014

What will it take to achieve a state of full financial inclusion for all people, including individuals with disabilities? In 2011, the Center for Financial Inclusion asked this very question, to which 300 practioners around the globe responded.

In the Know: 2012 National Financial Capability Study

May 8, 2014

The 2012 National Financial Capability Survey underscores the need to ensure all Americans have access to the education, resources and tools they need to manage their money with confidence. This is the second study, done in consultation with the U.S...

In the Know: Empowering Low Income and Economically Vulnerable Consumers

April 22, 2014

With more than 100 million Americans considered low-income and economically vulnerable, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) hosted a November 2012 convention of financial empowerment experts, stakeholders and policymakers to share thei

Categories - SM Tablet

Resources

 
LEAD Center - A Resource Developed by LEAD Center for ODEP
 

Social Security Red Book

January 2017 | Tool/Manual
Social Security Administration

A summary guide to employment supports for persons with disabilities under the Social Security Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income programs.

The Steep Climb to Economic Opportunity for Vulnerable Families - Findings from the 2016 Assets & Opportunity Scorecard

Website
CFED

Despite the nation’s ongoing economic recovery, millions of low- and moderate-income Americans are, like the Greek mythological character Sisyphus, perpetually forced to push an outsized boulder up a steep hill with little prospect of reaching...

EQUITY the Book

October 2015 | Tool/Manual
World Institute on Disability

Asset Building Strategies for People with Disabilities, A Guide to Financial Empowerment covers all topics that are important for people with disabilities in their quest for strong finances and asset building.

Building Financial Capability: A Planning Guide for Integrated Services

April 2015 | Tool/Manual
CFED

Building Financial Capability: A Planning Guide for Integrated Services is aimed at community-based organizations which serve low- and moderate-income clients.

A Fair Shot for Workers with Disabilities

January 2015 | Report/Brief
Center for American Progress

This report examines the intersection of disability and poverty and provides an insightful perspective on what our country and its leaders can do to remedy this disability-non disability pay gap.

Assets & Opportunity Scorecard

Website
CFED

The Assets & Opportunity Scorecard is a comprehensive look at Americans’ financial security today and their opportunities to create a more prosperous future.

Financial Capability of Adults with Disabilities

July 2014 | Report/Brief
National Disability Institute

This July 2014 report, issued by the National Disability Institute, shines light on the financial health, capability and situation of adults living with disabilities.

LEAD Center Presentation: Louisville Economic Advancement Assembly

LEAD Center | May 2014 | Presentation

This presentation was used by Michael Morris on May 13th during the Louisville Economic Advancement Assembly, a city-wide event to help people in the local disability community improve their financial capability and capacity.

Empowering Low Income and Economically Vulnerable Consumers

November 2013 | Report/Brief

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, November 2013. This report brings to light expert observations and conclusions from a Nov. 2012 CFPB convention that may be of a benefit to economically-vulnerable populations and strategies to ensure better...

Enabling Financial Capability Along the Road to Financial Inclusion

September 2013 | Report/Brief
Center for Financial Inclusion and Accion

The Roadmap to Financial Inclusion outlines the milestones along the road to achieving full financial inclusion.

Categories - Phablet

Resources

 
LEAD Center - A Resource Developed by LEAD Center for ODEP
 

Social Security Red Book

January 2017 | Tool/Manual
Social Security Administration

A summary guide to employment supports for persons with disabilities under the Social Security Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income programs.

The Steep Climb to Economic Opportunity for Vulnerable Families - Findings from the 2016 Assets & Opportunity Scorecard

Website
CFED

Despite the nation’s ongoing economic recovery, millions of low- and moderate-income Americans are, like the Greek mythological character Sisyphus, perpetually forced to push an outsized boulder up a steep hill with little prospect of reaching...

EQUITY the Book

October 2015 | Tool/Manual
World Institute on Disability

Asset Building Strategies for People with Disabilities, A Guide to Financial Empowerment covers all topics that are important for people with disabilities in their quest for strong finances and asset building.

Building Financial Capability: A Planning Guide for Integrated Services

April 2015 | Tool/Manual
CFED

Building Financial Capability: A Planning Guide for Integrated Services is aimed at community-based organizations which serve low- and moderate-income clients.

A Fair Shot for Workers with Disabilities

January 2015 | Report/Brief
Center for American Progress

This report examines the intersection of disability and poverty and provides an insightful perspective on what our country and its leaders can do to remedy this disability-non disability pay gap.

Assets & Opportunity Scorecard

Website
CFED

The Assets & Opportunity Scorecard is a comprehensive look at Americans’ financial security today and their opportunities to create a more prosperous future.

Financial Capability of Adults with Disabilities

July 2014 | Report/Brief
National Disability Institute

This July 2014 report, issued by the National Disability Institute, shines light on the financial health, capability and situation of adults living with disabilities.

LEAD Center Presentation: Louisville Economic Advancement Assembly

LEAD Center | May 2014 | Presentation

This presentation was used by Michael Morris on May 13th during the Louisville Economic Advancement Assembly, a city-wide event to help people in the local disability community improve their financial capability and capacity.

Empowering Low Income and Economically Vulnerable Consumers

November 2013 | Report/Brief

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, November 2013. This report brings to light expert observations and conclusions from a Nov. 2012 CFPB convention that may be of a benefit to economically-vulnerable populations and strategies to ensure better...

Enabling Financial Capability Along the Road to Financial Inclusion

September 2013 | Report/Brief
Center for Financial Inclusion and Accion

The Roadmap to Financial Inclusion outlines the milestones along the road to achieving full financial inclusion.

Categories - Phone

Resources

 
LEAD Center - A Resource Developed by LEAD Center for ODEP
 

Social Security Red Book

January 2017 | Tool/Manual
Social Security Administration

A summary guide to employment supports for persons with disabilities under the Social Security Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income programs.

The Steep Climb to Economic Opportunity for Vulnerable Families - Findings from the 2016 Assets & Opportunity Scorecard

Website
CFED

Despite the nation’s ongoing economic recovery, millions of low- and moderate-income Americans are, like the Greek mythological character Sisyphus, perpetually forced to push an outsized boulder up a steep hill with little prospect of reaching...

EQUITY the Book

October 2015 | Tool/Manual
World Institute on Disability

Asset Building Strategies for People with Disabilities, A Guide to Financial Empowerment covers all topics that are important for people with disabilities in their quest for strong finances and asset building.

Building Financial Capability: A Planning Guide for Integrated Services

April 2015 | Tool/Manual
CFED

Building Financial Capability: A Planning Guide for Integrated Services is aimed at community-based organizations which serve low- and moderate-income clients.

A Fair Shot for Workers with Disabilities

January 2015 | Report/Brief
Center for American Progress

This report examines the intersection of disability and poverty and provides an insightful perspective on what our country and its leaders can do to remedy this disability-non disability pay gap.

Assets & Opportunity Scorecard

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CFED

The Assets & Opportunity Scorecard is a comprehensive look at Americans’ financial security today and their opportunities to create a more prosperous future.

Financial Capability of Adults with Disabilities

July 2014 | Report/Brief
National Disability Institute

This July 2014 report, issued by the National Disability Institute, shines light on the financial health, capability and situation of adults living with disabilities.

LEAD Center Presentation: Louisville Economic Advancement Assembly

LEAD Center | May 2014 | Presentation

This presentation was used by Michael Morris on May 13th during the Louisville Economic Advancement Assembly, a city-wide event to help people in the local disability community improve their financial capability and capacity.

Empowering Low Income and Economically Vulnerable Consumers

November 2013 | Report/Brief

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, November 2013. This report brings to light expert observations and conclusions from a Nov. 2012 CFPB convention that may be of a benefit to economically-vulnerable populations and strategies to ensure better...

Enabling Financial Capability Along the Road to Financial Inclusion

September 2013 | Report/Brief
Center for Financial Inclusion and Accion

The Roadmap to Financial Inclusion outlines the milestones along the road to achieving full financial inclusion.