Many youth and adults with disabilities qualify for cash benefits and related health care through the Social Security Administration (SSA). For many beneficiaries, family members, and community agencies these programs are confusing. There is a good deal of misinformation which can undermine the goals and future aspirations of beneficiaries.(read more) Courtesy of AHEDD
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A Model for Work Incentives Counseling Tools
Disability Benefits 101 (DB101) helps workers, job seekers, and service providers understand the connections between work and benefits. DB101 brings together rules for health coverage, benefit, and employment programs that people with disabilities use. These programs may be run by state, federal government, non-profit, or private organizations. They are discussed under one roof and in plain language.
Yes. Social Security Administration (SSA)
instructions and forms are written in cryptic
Yes. The regulations are printed in the smallest
But, it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to
understand and use Social Security Work
Incentives. And these Work Incentives can
dramatically improve the lives of people with
This training manual linked below is a basic overview of Work Incentives and their parent programs; it
may help you decipher the SSA forms and regulations.