Get to Work!

The Social Security Administration (SSA) and other service providers have launched several new Web sites for people with disabilities who want to work.

The Choose Work site contains first-person accounts by people who have used the SSA's work incentives; videos, including a seminar on work incentives; help finding local resources; and more. The site can be found at http://www.choosework.net/.

Help in understanding work incentives and how working would affect your benefits can be found at https://secure.ssa.gov/apps10/oesp/providers.nsf/bystate. This site offers a state-by-state list of service providers for people with disabilities seeking work.

The Institute for Community Inclusion has issued an updated version of its guide “Going to Work: A Guide to Social Security Benefits and Employment for Young People with Disabilities (2009 edition).” The booklet provides basic information about Social Security disability and health benefit programs; discusses what happens to SSA disability and health benefits when you go to work; and explains how to maximize your options when you go to work. For more information go to http://www.communityinclusion.org/article.php?article_id=211

Another new Web site shows how state vocational rehabilitation agencies and employment networks can take advantage of a new service delivery option under the Ticket to Work program. To access the online tool kit, go to http://partnershipplus.cessi.net/ .

 

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