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Massachusetts Public and Subsidized Housing Tenants: Know Your Rights! Get a Rent Freeze When You Go to Work

Resource Guide 10

A guide to help MA public housing tenants with disabilities keep their rent stable when they get a job.

Rent Freeze Basics for Public and Subsidized Housing Tenants Who Go to Work: A Guide for Mass. Community Service Providers

Resource Guide 11

For some tenants, rent freeze incentive policies can minimize the impact that increased earnings will have on rent. Under a rent freeze, when an eligible tenant gets a job after a period of unemployment, the rent will stay flat-- that is, not go up-- for a period of time. This companion guide explains the policies and eligibility guidelines.

Trends and Emerging Issues Regarding SSA/VR Reimbursements for SSI/SSDI Recipients

Research to Practice 43

This brief discusses the declining amount of reimbursement paid to public VR agencies from federal fiscal year (FFY) 2002 to FFY 2005 by considering the impact that fewer claims submitted and a rising SGA level may have on the amount of reimbursement paid.

SSA Work Incentives Enrollment, 1990-2004

Data Note 3, 2005

To encourage employment for individuals with disabilities, the Social Security Administration offers provisions that limit the impact of work on benefits. The September, 2005 Data Note displays the number of people enrolled in these work incentive programs.

Making It Easier to Go to Work: What the Changes at Social Security Mean to You

Tools for Inclusion 17

Recent changes to Social Security reduce the financial consequences of working for people who receive benefits. This publication explains the changes and how they impact people with disabilities who want to work.

Going To Work: A Guide to Social Security Benefits and Employment for Young People with Disabilities (2011 Edition)

Resource Guide

The purpose of this booklet is to give families and professionals working with young people some practical, hands-on information about work incentives. We also hope that young people themselves will read this booklet and use the information to help them make the best choices when they go to work.

Relationship Between MR/DD Consumers in Integrated Employment and Working SSI Recipients

Data Note 7, 2006

Analysis shows that employment outcomes for MR/DD consumers in integrated employment and working SSI recipients may be related within states. Data set: SSA.

Relationship Between SSI Recipients Who Work and State Unemployment Rate

Data Note 5, 2006

Many people who receive SSI benefits are unemployed. However, in 2004 the percentage of SSI recipients who were working varied considerably by state. To understand this variation, researchers correlated the percentage of employed SSI recipients with 2004 state unemployment rates. Data set: SSA.

Policy Proposals for Improving SSDI, SSI, and Medicaid Work Incentives

Policy Brief 11

Links to articles addressing potential Social Security improvements.

One-Stop Career Centers and the New Ticket to Work and Self-Sufficiency Program: Access for All in Workforce Development

OneStops.info Brief 2

This edition of OneStops.info gives an overview of the major provisions in the final regulations implementing the Ticket to Work program, and describes the factors a One-Stop may want to consider before determining whether and how to get involved in this new program.

Selecting a Payment System Under the Ticket to Work

The Ticket to Work program gives VR agencies several payment options. An agency's choice of payment systems is an important one, with significant financial implications. This white paper analyzed the experiences of New England states to develop guidelines for VR agencies.

Final Regulations Implementing the Ticket to Work and Self-Sufficiency Program (The Ticket to Work Program)

Policy Brief 8

This brief describes the provisions of the final regulation regarding the responsibilities of Vocational Rehabilitation in the statewide workforce investment system and the relationship between VR and the Ticket to Work.

From Stress to Success: Making Social Security Work for Your Young Adult

Tools for Inclusion 13

How does receiving Social Security affect families as their children move into adulthood? This brief shares families' experiences and suggests ways that families can manage SSI and use it to help a young adult prepare for their career.

Improvements to the SSDI and SSI Work Incentives and Expanded Availability of Health Care Services to Workers with Disabilities under the Ticket to Work and Work Incentives Improvement Act of 1999

Policy Brief 2

This brief gives background information on federal income maintenance and health care programs, and describes the major provisions of the Ticket to Work and Work Incentives Improvement Act.

The Ticket to Work and Self-Sufficiency Program and Established Under the Ticket to Work and Work Incentives Improvement Act of 1999

Policy Brief 3

A description of the major provisions in Title I of the Act, which created the Ticket to Work and Self-Sufficiency Program.

Helpful Hints: How to Fill Out a Winning PASS Application

Tools for Inclusion 9

This brief uses the story of one career woman to illustrate how to apply for and use a PASS (Plan for Achieving Self Support), a Social Security program that allows people receiving SSI to maintain benefits as they start working.

Understanding the SSI Work Incentives

Tools for Inclusion 8

Information about Social Security Administration programs that can help people who receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI) to retain benefits that can support and ensure long-term employment.

Consejos Utiles: Como diligenciar un PASS que de resultados

El PASS es un programa ofrecido por la Social Security Administration (Administración de Seguridad Social) para ayudar a las personas que reciben SSI (Ingresos Suplementarios de Seguridad Social). El presente documento utilizará la historia de Daniela para ilustrar el PASS en mayor detalle.

Provisions in the Workforce Investment Act Describing the Interplay Between Workforce Investment Systems and Vocational Rehabilitation Programs

Policy Brief 1

This brief identifies the sections in Title I of the Workforce Investment Act that specifically reference the state VR program, individuals with disabilities, and organizations representing individuals with disabilities.

A Description of the Workforce Investment Act from a Disability Policy Perspective

This paper describes the major sections in title I of the Workforce Investment Act and the implementing regulations and guidance issued by the Department of Labor to highlight key references of particular relevance to persons with disabilities.

Transition Age Special Education Students and SSI: What Parents Should Know

SSI is an income support program that provides monthly payments to persons with disabilities who have limited income and resources. The brief provides information on initial eligibility, age 18 redetermination, and work incentives.

ICI: promoting inclusion for people with disabilities