A brief (part 1 in a 3-part series) discussing Supplemental Security Income, giving parents of youth with disabilities practical information about how youth can use Social Security work incentives to facilitate a gradual transition from dependence on Supplemental Security Income (SSI) to partial or complete financial independence. Social Security work incentives allow a recipient of Supplemental Security Income to earn wages while maintaining SSI cash benefits and Medicaid. Background information, definitions, and specific financial criteria for using SSI work incentives are included.
Produced by PACER Center in collaboration with the Institute's National Center on Secondary Education and Transition (NCSET).
This brief was supported in whole or in part by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs, (Cooperative Agreement No. HR326J000005.) However, the opinions expressed herein do not necessarily reflect the policy or position of the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs, and no official endorsement by the Department should be inferred.
Moses, Judith; Goldberg, Marge.
Supplemental Security Income (Part 1 of 3): A Bridge to Work (NCSET Parent Brief).
University of Minnesota, Institute on Community Integration, National Center on Secondary Education and Transition (NCSET).
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