Financial Fitness Open House for People with Disabilities

Tuesday, February 06, 2007
SNHU Communications Office

Learn about important programs, services and financial resources to assist with managing your health and financial wellness at Southern New Hampshire University’s Financial Fitness Open House for Individuals and Families with Disabilities. Free tax filing also will be available.

The event will be held Feb. 21, from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m., in the Hospitality Ballroom on the university’s main campus. It is free and open to the public.  Preregistration is required. E-mail for more information.

 Learn about:
  tax credits, deductions and income exclusions for 2006.
  ways youth and adults can earn and save money while eligible for Social Security and Medicaid benefits.
  special matched savings programs to grow your business, go to college or save for a home.
  consumer credit counseling and budgeting assistance.
  loan programs for assistive technology and for services and equipment not covered by insurance.
  special needs trusts.
  pooled trusts.
  employment development and job training resources.
  Medicaid and Medicare programs.
  Section 8 and Family Self-Sufficiency programs.
  resources for home modification, home repair and home ownership. 
  financial products and services available from local credit unions and banks.

Those wishing to file taxes should bring original Social Security cards for head of household and dependents, current driver’s licenses or nondriver ID cards, and all W-2 forms, 1099 forms and financial statements. Both spouses filing a joint return are required to be present. Low-income individuals and families may be eligible for the Earned Income Credit and/or the Child Tax Credit even if they aren’t required to file tax returns in 2006.

The event is hosted by the SNHU Center for Community Economic Development & Disability. Partners include AARP Members First Credit Union, Assistive Technology in New Hamsphire, NeighborWorks® of Greater Manchester, Bonnie Clac, the New Hamsphire Brain Injury Association, Consumer Credit Counseling of New Hampshire and Vermont, the New Hampshire Community Loan Fund, the Council on Children and Adolescents with Chronic Health Conditions, the New Hampshire Housing Finance Authority, New Hampshire Vocational Rehabilitation, Enhanced Life Options Group,  Northeast Credit Union, Granite State Independent Living, the SNHU VITA Program, the Internal Revenue Service, the UNH Institute on Disability, the Manchester Community Research Center and USDA Rural Development.

The SNHU Center is an affiliate partner of the UNH-Institute on Disability University Center of Excellence in Developmental Disabilities. This event is made possible with generous support of the Jessie B. Cox Charitable Trust, The Asset Accumulation and Tax Policy Project and the Real Economic Impact Tour.

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