So You Want to Do IDAs?. Starting Your Own Program Megan O’Neil WID. World Institute on Disability. The World Institute on Disability (WID) is a nonprofit research, public policy, and advocacy center dedicated to promoting independence and full societal inclusion of people with disabilities.
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Starting Your Own Program
The World Institute on Disability (WID) is a nonprofit research, public policy, and advocacy center dedicated to promoting independence and full societal inclusion of people with disabilities.
Access to Assets (ATA) bridges the asset building and disability communities to improve the economic status of individuals with disabilities.
Office of Community Service, Department of Health & Human Services
-Teach financial literacy classes
-Banks may not contribute funds, but may manage accounts
-Business owners to serve as mentors
Good fit for self-employment
Leverage other sources of operating funds
Collaborate with other organizations to offer financial literacy & asset specific training
Flexibility in Allowed Assets
-vehicles, computers, assistive technology
Consider developing a matched PASS-like IDA (allowing SSI/SSDI to count)
Asset Limits of SSI/MedicaidProgram Design Recommendations
Recent EQUITY topics:
·Youth with Disabilities
·Making Tax Time Pay
·Latinos with Disabilities
·Entrepreneurs with Disabilities
·Intersection Between Benefits Programs and Asset Building
Toll Free Technical Assistance Hotline