Senator Bob Casey announces 7 million to phase out low wages for disabled workers

PENNSYLVANIA, USA — U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) announced Wednesday that the U.S. Department of Education is awarding 14 states $177 million for ...

September 22, 2022
2:50 AM

PENNSYLVANIA, USA — U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) announced Wednesday that the U.S. Department of Education is awarding 14 states $177 million for workers with disabilities.  Approximately $13,943,300 million was awarded to the Pennsylvania Office of Vocational Rehabilitation. The money is intended for states to begin phasing out the practice of paying people with disabilities subminimum wages and encourage the creation of inclusive jobs for people with disabilities.  According to a press release, thousands of people with disabilities are being paid less than the minimum wage, some can even be paid as little as a few cents an hour.

Leah Hall