ERIC Number: ED203051
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Can You Afford to Work? A Handbook on Social Security Benefits.
Beck, Bruce D.
This handbook is designed to help disabled individuals determine the effects of a given employment opportunity on Social Security Benefits. Because of the complexity of the material, it is intended not for the consumer, but for the social workers, counselors, and developmental disabilities coordinators as a reference source for work with people with developmental disabilities. In addition to overviewing the handbook, an introduction discusses the four major programs under the Social Security Act that provide benefits for disabled or handicapped individuals--two social insurance programs (Social Security Disability Insurance and Medicare) and two income assistance programs (Supplemental Security Income and Medical Assistance). Part 1 discusses how earnings can affect categorical eligibility for disability benefits under the Social Security Act. These activities/conditions that can aversely affect eligibility are considered: medical recovery, substantial gainful activity, trial work period, unsuccessful work attempt, rehabilitation and treatment, and sheltered workshop earnings. Part 2 explains how to assess the value of one's eligibility. Benefits from each of the four programs are described separately. Part 3 explains how to assess the value of a specific offer or work. Taxes and health insurance are also discussed. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adults, Cost Effectiveness, Developmental Disabilities, Disqualification, Eligibility, Employment, Employment Opportunities, Federal Aid, Health Insurance, Taxes
Wisconsin Council on Developmental Disabilities, P.O. Box 7851, Madison, WI 53707 (No charge for up to five copies).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin State Council on Developmental Disabilities, Madison.