ERIC Number: ED425570
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Oct
Meeting the Needs of Youth with Disabilities: Handbook on Supplemental Security Income Work Incentives and Transition Students.
National Transition Network, Minneapolis, MN.; Study Group, Inc., Kill Devil Hills, NC.; Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Inst. on Community Integration.
Designed for school personnel and any other individuals involved in the transition planning process for students with disabilities, this handbook describes the potential benefits of the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) work incentives for students with disabilities in transition and provides specific guidelines as to how school personnel can assist students and parents in applying for SSI benefits and work incentives. Different sections specifically address: (1) transition students and SSI work incentives; (2) SSI program eligibility; (3) SSI program work incentives, including information on Earned Income Exclusion, Student Earned Income Exclusion (SEIE), Impairment-Related Work Expense (IRWE); Plan for Achieving Self-Support (PASS), Blind Work Expenses (BWE), and Property Essential to Self-Support (PESS). This section also addresses the role of school personnel in accessing SSI work incentives. Appendices include a glossary of Social Security Administration (SSA) and SSI related terms, common concerns and questions raised by students and parents regarding the SSI program, steps involved in the SSI application process, applicants' rights as defined by the SSA, PASS application, resources for obtaining more detailed information on topics introduced in the handbook, and a listing of regional social security offices. (CR)
Descriptors: Disabilities, Eligibility, Employment, Federal Aid, Federal Programs, Financial Support, Individualized Transition Plans, School Role, Secondary Education, Teacher Role, Transitional Programs
National Transition Network, Institute on Community Integration (UAP), University of Minnesota, 103 U-Tech Center, 1313 Fifth Street S.E., Minneapolis, MN 55414; Tel: 612-627-4008; Fax: 612-617-1998.
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.; Study Group, Inc., Kill Devil Hills, NC.; Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Inst. on Community Integration.