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.
- Benefits.gov: Disaster Unemployment Assistance
- Career One Stop: Workers With Disabilities
- Texas A&M AgriLife Extension: Evacuation/Transportation Checklist for Child Care Facilities
- United States Department of Agriculture: Disaster Assistance Programs
- USA.gov: Financial Assistance and Support Services for People with Disabilities
- USDA Food and Nutrition Service: Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
- U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs: VA Disability Compensation
- United States Department of Labor: Office of Disability Employment Policy: Disability Resources
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.