ERIC Number: ED416662
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Supplemental Security Income: A Bridge to Work. Parent Brief.
National Transition Network, Minneapolis, MN.
This pamphlet is designed to explain the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program to individuals with disabilities and their families. Myths about SSI are debunked and the benefits of receiving SSI are explained. Eligibility requirements for SSI and Medicaid are outlined. The pamphlet describes SSI work incentives that allow participants to receive a paycheck and still keep part of their SSI payment and retain Medicaid benefits. The pamphlet also explains Impairment Related Work Expenses, a program that allows deductions for disability-related services that enable an individual to work. (CR)
Descriptors: Adults, Disabilities, Eligibility, Employment, Financial Support, Medical Services, Program Design, Social Services, Welfare Services
National Transition Network, Institute on Community Integration (UAP), University of Minnesota, 430 Wulling Hall, 86 Pleasant Street, S.E., Minneapolis, MN 55455; telephone: 612-628-8200.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Transition Network, Minneapolis, MN.