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Work Incentives

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It is important that people with disabilities and their advocates have information about work incentives because they must protect the government sponsored benefits they rely on to cover their basic needs. The primary factor limiting the amount of income many individuals with disabilities can accept is that after a certain level they risk losing Medicaid coverage for specialized healthcare and personal care/assistance needs, as well as SSI, SSDI or other cash benefits that many need to cover essential supports and services.

This department features information for individuals with disabilities and their families on products and programs which provide “work incentives.” Topics included maximizing and managing one’s Social Security and other employment-related benefits, including Subsidy, Plans for Achieving Self Support, Property Essential to Self Support, 1619a & 1619b, Medicaid Waiver options, non-traditional sources of employment support, et al. This department also includes information for employers on incentives to hire individuals with disabilities

This web site is maintained by the Research and Training Center on Community Living with support from the National Association of State Directors of Developmental Disabilities Services, the Human Services Research Institute and the Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. E-mail weste050@umn.edu.
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