Work Incentives Information Sheets for Vocational Rehabilitation
Many VR clients are concerned about losing their benefits if they go to work. There are many "work incentives" programs or rules that minimize the risk of losing benefits and make employment the better choice. They provide financial incentives for working or they allow the individual to save money without impacting benefits. Work incentives are available through the Social Security Administration, housing authorities and some community services. These information sheets provide information vocational rehabilitation counselors and their clients can use to make the most of work incentives.
- Impact of Work on SSI
How earnings, savings and work incentives can start a beneficiary on a path to financial stability while minimizing impact on SSI and Medicaid.
- 1619b Continuation of Medicaid
If cash benefits are discontinued because earnings are too high, Medicaid coverage can still continue under this program.
- Impact of Work on SSDI
How earnings, savings, work incentives and supports and trial work experiences can start a beneficiary on a path to financial stability while minimizing impact on SSDI.
- Impact of Work for Beneficiaries Who Are Blind
How impact of work on benefits is assessed for beneficiaries who are blind.
- Student Earned Income Exclusion 2014
How a student’s earnings may not count against SSI cash benefit.
- Individual Development Accounts 2014
How beneficiaries can accumulate savings to purchase certain assets without impacting benefits.
- PASS Fact Sheet
How a beneficiary can receive cash benefits while saving towards a self-support goal and not be impacted by SSI’s resource limit.
- Counselor Tips on When to Contact a Benefits Planner