Employment & Financial

Recovery Resources for Employment and Financial

Individuals with disabilities may face financial barriers in disaster recovery due to:

  • Business closures,
  • Job loss,
  • Relocation, and/or
  • Loss of disability benefits.

Income loss causes barriers to recovery for any individual; however, people with disabilities face additional costs, which may include, but are not limited to:

  • Replacement of damaged durable medical equipment (e.g. wheel chairs, shower stools),
  • Consumable medical supplies (e.g. medication), or
  • Assistive technology.

The Long-Term Disaster Recovery Toolkit for Individuals with Disabilities is funded through grants awarded by the American Red Cross to Dr. Laura M. Stough at Texas A&M University and Dr. Amy N. Sharp at the University of Texas at Austin and is maintained by the Center on Disability and Development at Texas A&M University.