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/ .