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2 Action Alerts - Sign Up for Meeting on Subminimum wage and Comment about Paying Parents

November 6, 2023 | by sau1admin

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ACTION ALERT - Do It Today

The government wants to meet with people with disabilities

on November 15th from 5:30 PM -7:00 PM EST

The meeting is on pay for people with disabilities

You must sign up. CLICK HERE to sign up

Check the box that says you want to speak.

In the USA workers must be paid at least $7.25 an hour.
But there are special laws that say it is okay to pay people
with disabilities only $2 or $3.
The special law is called 14-C or subminimum wage.

TIME TO SPEAK UP! Do You Think This is Fair?

Is it okay to pay people with disabilities less money?

Click Here to sign a petition on subminimum wage


ACTION ALERT - Paying Your Parents to Be Your Support Worker

The government has rules about paying parents. The rules say a state must make sure you are okay with your parents being paid to be your staff person. The state must check in with you to see how it is going.

But now the government is making new rules. In the rules, they removed the words "in the best interest of the participant." Many self-advocates are telling CMS they must check with us before paying our parents to be our staff.

To Speak up Click Here

Click on the green button that says Submit a comment

You must write this by November 13th.

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