Under federal law, some government benefits are protected and cannot be garnished or “frozen.” Does this include SSI, VA and SSDI benefits? A lawyer explains.
The stated purpose of the Mayor’s Committee for Disabled Persons is “to encourage, assist and enable persons with disabilities to participate in the social and economic life of the City”.
Support people are needed to allow the disabled to remain in their homes instead of living in an institution, but there is an increasing shortage of caregivers.
Two trends seem to be responsible for the rise in homelessness in Austin: A shortage of affordable rental housing; and an increase in poverty.