On The Horizon
Financial Toolkit Based on Work Lifecycle:
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, people with disabilities are experiencing new levels of financial stress and unemployment. During these challenging times, it can be difficult to find clear and accurate guidance for how to manage finances. The LEAD Center Financial Toolkit will offer people with disabilities clear and accurate suggestions on how to manage finances no matter where they are in the work lifecycle.
The LEAD Center is working with DOL's Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA), Employment and Training Administration, and Office of Disability Employment Policy to create an online Financial Toolkit, scheduled to be available to the public in early 2021. The toolkit will be hosted on the EBSA website.
The Financial Toolkit will focus on obtaining and maintaining employment, including an emphasis on the financial decisions an individual needs to make along the lifecycle of employment: (1) preparing for a job; (2) starting a job; (3) maintaining a job; (4) losing a job or changing a job; and (5) or retiring. Each section of the Toolkit will offer users tools and resources to help think about and address financial questions related to each of the five stages of the work lifecycle.
Using Individual Placement and Support to Assist Job Seekers and Workers with Mental Health Disabilities – Date TBD