Posts Tagged 'disability'

People Experiencing Homelessness

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Individuals experiencing homelessness who have a disability have the same rights and privileges in applying for disability benefits as someone who is not homeless. Please read more in Spotlight on Homelessness. You should inform the SSA during the application process if you are experiencing homelessness, so that the SSA may better assist you with your application. You can find more information about how to apply for benefits by clicking on the links below:

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI)

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Impairment-Related Work Expenses

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BECAUSE OF MY DISABLING IMPAIRMENT, I HAVE TO PAY FOR CERTAIN ITEMS SO I CAN WORK. HOW DO THESE EXPENSES AFFECT MY SSI?

In most cases, you can deduct the out-of-pocket costs of these items, which are called impairment related work expenses (IRWE), from the amount of earnings used to figure your SSI benefit.

This means that SSA does not reduce your SSI benefit as much because they do not count all of your earnings.

WHAT ARE SOME EXAMPLES OF IRWE THAT CAN ...

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The Process of Assigning a Ticket to an Employment Network

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Beneficiaries assign their Ticket to employment networks once they are ready to look for employment. Employment Networks are for those who have all the skills they need for their field of interest and need assistance with the interview process to obtain gainful employment.

The Ticket to Work Program’s function is to help those who receive social security benefits become gainfully employed. The best way for a ticket recipient to receive assistance in landing job interviews is by assigning their Ticket to ...

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