DISABILITY SCOOP: Ending Census Early Could Impact Disability Programs For Years
After making adjustments earlier this year due to the pandemic, the US Census Bureau was expected to collect responses through the end of October. However, it was recently announced that they would stop at the end of September. This worries disability advocates. The Census determines funding for programs people rely on such as Medicaid and housing vouchers. The concern is that crucial data won't be collected. Advocates are urging Congress to adjust the deadline. Meanwhile, they're encouraging people with disabilities and their families to complete the Census online.