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For almost a decade, Oklahoma has endured several budget cuts. Very recently, state budgets were met with failure, as budget deficits of up to $2 billion or more appeared toward the end of last fiscal year and the year before. These budget crises have affected many state programs. However, programs for Oklahomans with disabilities have had a particularly rough time. Now the state legislature had delivered a record-setting state budget. How far will this new budget go to fix the deficits of the past? Will the New Budget Benefit Oklahomans with Disabilities? Though many people are happy to see Oklahoma pass the largest state budget in Oklahoma history, many believe it is still not enough. Decades of budget cuts, tax cuts and increasing demand for state services has left quite the hole in state finances. This can particularly be felt in the Department of Human Services and the Oklahoma Health…
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Every boy deserves the companionship of a good dog, you just have to find the right dog for the right owner. Want proof? Check out how this three-legged pup found his forever home with a boy with disabilities.
Have you helped your neighbors lately? Well, A trip to the mall turned into a mission to help a neighbor when two young boys decided to help out. On their way home from a trip to the mall, they told their dad to pull over immediately. You won’t believe what they did next.
Most experts and attorneys agree that working while drawing Social Security Income is not a good idea. If a person with disabilities earns too much from a part-time job, their benefits could be terminated, which can be a major problem for individuals with developmental disabilities who only have their benefits to live off of. However, Oklahoma legislators want to make a few tweaks to the system to help these people. Will The ABLE Act Help Oklahomans With Disabilities? Limits on the amount of income a person with developmental problems can have puts a limit on their standard of living. These individuals can’t even inherit assets from their parents without their benefits being threatened, but the Achieving Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act can help change that. What Does The ABLE Act Do? The ABLE Act—which was passed by Congress several years ago—allows individuals with disabilities to set up tax free accounts…
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