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Helping Employees Plan for Their Financial Future

While employment can be about more than a paycheck, there’s no denying that the ability to earn money, support oneself and plan for the future is among the top benefits for most people. This may be particularly true for young people just starting in the workforce, including young people with disabilities.

To help employees with disabilities of all ages understand their options and make informed financial decisions, employers can point them to a new resource — Secure Your Financial Future: A Toolkit for Individuals with Disabilities

Developed collaboratively by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy and Employee Benefits Security Administration, this toolkit offers guidance to help workers with disabilities achieve financial stability. It is organized around five stages of the employment lifecycle, with tools and resources addressing common financial concerns. In addition to preparing for a job, these stages include starting a new job, advancing in employment, changing jobs and retiring.

We all need clear, accurate information to plan for the future, especially in uncertain times and periods of transition. The toolkit provides a path regardless of where people are in their employment journey — and by sharing it, employers can communicate a commitment to helping employees achieve their financial goals, now and in the years ahead.