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
Look at Protection & Advocacy’s available resources
Provide link to P & A on unconference blog and facebook page