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As a candidate, Biden issued a wide-ranging disability plan that called for “full equality.” He committed to backing an increase in Supplemental Security Income benefits, fully funding the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, phasing out subminimum wage and adding support for direct care providers as well as family caregivers.

What’s more, Biden said he would appoint a director of disability policy at the White House and push for legislation guaranteeing the choice to receive services in the community that was affirmed by the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Olmstead v. L.C.

In a separate plan aimed at tackling the nation’s “caregiving crisis,” the president-elect said he would provide funding to cover Medicaid home- and community-based services for everyone with a disability who’s currently on a waiting list.

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