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The World Institute on Disability’s E3 Economic Empowerment Program has information on asset building for people with disabilities that is available as a downloadable book, EQUITY: Asset Building for People with Disabilities, a Guide to Financial Empowerment.

Tax Help

If you are on a limited income, do not pay someone to do your taxes. Take advantage of the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Center to file. To find a local VITA Center, check 2-1-1 Arizona or the IRS VITA site List for Arizona.

Work and Benefits

Work Incentive Consultants provide services for people on SSI, SSDI, and related programs. You can contact a Work Incentive Consultant at Ability360.

Protection and Advocacy

For other legal advocacy services for people with disabilities contact the Arizona Center for Disability Law.

Here’s their contact information:

Arizona Center for Disability Law
5025 E. Washington Street, Suite 202
Phoenix, AZ 85034
Phone: (602) 274-6287 (voice or TTY)
(800) 927-2260 (toll free)
Email them here

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Enroll in Asset Development Programs

ABLE Accounts

Arizona's ABLE account program is AZ ABLE, which is only open to Arizona residents. Learn more about ABLE accounts and compare different state ABLE programs at the ABLE National Resource Center.

To apply for an IDA

You can check out either the Assets for Independence Resource Center website or Prosperity Now's IDA Directory.

To apply for PASS

You will need to fill out a PASS application, which is extensive. We recommend that you follow up with a PASS specialist for assistance. Their job is to help individuals formulate a plan and apply successfully for a PASS.

You can contact the San Diego PASS Cadre (covers Arizona) by phone at 1-855-820-0097 ext 24059 or 24060.

To enroll in the Family Self-Sufficiency Program (FSS)

Enrollment is handled through the Arizona Department of Housing, so the first step towards enrolling in this program is to talk with your local Arizona Department of Housing office. For more information on this program, go to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development website.

To take advantage of the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)

Publication 596 is a comprehensive guide to the EITC, providing information on program rules, eligibility, qualifying children and other related topics. You can use the IRS EITC Assistant to help determine whether or not you qualify for an EITC.

To take advantage of the Child Tax Credit (CTC)

For information about qualifying for the CTC, and links to forms related to the CTC, visit the IRS website.

To take advantage of the Student Earned Income Exclusion (SEIE)

For information on the SEIE and SSI benefits, start at Social Security’s website.

AZ LINKS – Aging and Disability Resource Center

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