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The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) is the largest coalition of national organizations working together to advocate for federal public policy that ensures the self-determination, independence, empowerment, integration and inclusion of children and adults with disabilities in all aspects of society.
 
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Financial Security and Poverty Task Force
CCD Letter Opposing Work Requirements to CTC
The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Financial Security and Poverty Task Force write to express our strong opposition to attaching work requirements as part of the effort to permanently expand the Child Tax Credit (CTC) in the reconciliation package being crafted. CCD is the largest coalition of national organizations working together to advocate for federal public policy that ensures the self-determination, independence, empowerment, integration, and inclusion of children and adults with disabilities in all aspects of society.
(September 27,  2021) - [ OTHER ]
Transportation Task Force
Comments for RFI on Transit Safety Concerns
The undersigned co-chairs of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Transportation Task Force appreciate the opportunity to respond to the request for information on Transit Safety Concerns. CCD is the largest coalition of national organizations working together to advocate for Federal public policy that ensures the self-determination, independence, empowerment, integration and inclusion of children and adults with disabilities in all aspects of society.
(September 22,  2021) - Download [ PDF ]
Long Term Services and Supports Task Force
LTSS Cochair Letter Regarding the Build Back Better Act
Dear Leader Schumer, Speaker Pelosi, Senator Wyden, and Representative Pallone: The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) is the largest coalition of national organizations working together to advocate for federal public policy that ensures the self-determination, independence, empowerment, integration and inclusion of children and adults with disabilities in all aspects of society.
(September 16,  2021) - Download [ PDF ]
Education Task Force
CCD Education Taskforce ED Learning Agenda Comment Letter
The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) is the largest coalition of national organizations working together to advocate for federal public policy that ensures the self-determination, independence, empowerment, integration and inclusion of children and adults with disabilities in all aspects of society.
(September 16,  2021) - Download [ PDF ]
Financial Security and Poverty Task Force
CCD EITC CTC Reconciliation Letter
Dear Chairman Wyden, Ranking Member Crapo, Chairman Neal, and Ranking Member Brady: The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Financial Security and Poverty Task Force writes to urge Congress to permanently adopt the changes to the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and the Child Tax Credit (CTC) that were made in the American Rescue Plan (ARP) in the upcoming reconciliation package being crafted by Congress.
(September 10,  2021) - Download [ PDF ]
Long Term Services and Supports Task Force
Letter in opposition to proposals to increase federal medical assistance percentage (FMAP) for ICF/ID services
Dear Leaders Schumer and McConnell, Speaker Pelosi, Leader McCarthy, Senator Durbin, and Representative Schiff: The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) is the largest coalition of national organizations working together to advocate for federal public policy that ensures the self-determination, independence, empowerment, integration and inclusion of children and adults with disabilities in all aspects of society. The undersigned CCD Long-Term Services & Supports (LTSS) Taskforce members write to share our opposition to a proposal to increase federal medical assistance percentage (FMAP) for ICF/ID services.
(September 8,  2021) - Download [ PDF ]
Health Task Force
Comments on Requirements Related to Surprise Billing Part I
The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) is the largest coalition of national organizations working together to advocate for federal public policy that ensures the self-determination, independence, empowerment, integration and inclusion of children and adults with disabilities in all aspects of society. We, the undersigned members of the CCD Health Task Force, thank you for the opportunity to comment on this important consumer protection. We are strongly supportive of the efforts to protect people from surprise bills. Our comments here are limited to the accessibility of information and other areas of rulemaking with a particular impact on people with disabilities.
(September 7,  2021) - Download [ PDF ]
Financial Security and Poverty Task Force
ABLE Age Letter
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Financial Security and Poverty Task Force and allies write to urge you to include the ABLE Age Adjustment Act (S. 331/H.R. 1219) in the upcoming SECURE 2.0 legislation. The CCD Financial Security and Poverty Task Force works to promote public policy aimed at increasing the financial security of all individuals with disabilities and their families.
(September 3,  2021) - Download [ PDF ]
Financial Security and Poverty Task Force
Thrifty Food Plan Thank You
The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Financial Security and Poverty Taskforce writes to thank you for the re-evaluation of the Thrifty Food Plan resulting in an increase in the average Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefit. CCD is the largest coalition of national organizations working together to advocate for federal public policy that ensures the self-determination, independence, empowerment, integration and inclusion of children and adults with disabilities in all aspects of society.
(September 3,  2021) - Download [ PDF ]
Financial Security and Poverty Task Force
The ABLE Age Adjustment Act (S.331/H.R.1219)
What is ABLE? Passed with bipartisan support by Congress in 2014, the Stephen Beck, Jr., Achieving a Better Life Experience Act (ABLE) Act allows eligible people with disabilities to establish “ABLE accounts'' where they can save for qualified disability expenses without jeopardizing their public benefits. Like college savings (“529”) accounts, earnings on an ABLE account and distributions from the account for qualified disability expenses do not count as taxable income of the contributor or the eligible beneficiary.
(September 2,  2021) - Download [ PDF ]
Financial Security and Poverty Task Force
Nomination Letter
The undersigned co-chairs of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) write to nominate Bethany Lilly, co-chair of the CCD Financial Security and Poverty Task Force and CCD Social Security Task Force to serve as the representative of individuals with disabilities or groups representing them constituency on the Affordability and Student Loans Committee. Ms. Lilly, a person with a disability, works as the Senior Director of Income Policy at The Arc of the United States, but would be representing the CCD Financial Security and Poverty and Social Security Task Forces for purposes of the negotiated rule making.
(August 25,  2021) - Download [ PDF ]
Joint Rights/Housing Task Force comments on HUD's proposed rule to rescind 2020 disparate impact rule and restore 2013 disparate impact rule.
The co-chairs of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Rights and Housing Task Forces submit these comments in response to the above-captioned proposed rule. CCD is the largest coalition of national organizations working together to advocate for federal public policy that ensures the self-determination, independence, integration, and inclusion of children and adults with disabilities in all aspects of society.
(August 24,  2021) - Download [ PDF ]
 
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