Housing, Marriage, & Finances

Housing, Marriage & Finances

This session focused around practical concerns when people who are receiving waiver services decide to get married.

There are Independent living issues

And losing benefits (money) is a big concern

So is the residential situation – will a married couple have to have a roommate? Sometimes this happens, whether a person has a disability or not

It is difficult to know where to find out information on finances.

Importance of planning and having a support network in place – Need to know the impact on social security. Also need to make sure that guardians also know where to find this information

ACTION STEPS:

Look at Protection & Advocacy’s available resources

Provide link to P & A on unconference blog and facebook page

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