Attitudes to Savings and Financial Education Among Disability-Related Population Groups: Findings from the Financial Literacy Focus Groups

Disability_symbols_16 - CopyKatherine Dahlem from CFS and Abt Associates, Inc., conducted eight focus groups, four with adults with disabilities receiving SSDI or SSI benefits who work or want to work, and four with parents of children receiving SSI benefits and Medicaid coverage who are aging out of the school system  The purpose was to gather information about how people with disabilities and their families address financial planning, understand SSA regulations, address employment, and interact with school systems. Findings suggest that information about financial planning, benefit rules, employment practices, and effective special education models is vital to people with disabilities and caregivers to help them address financial and care needs.

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