On this page of our site we will provide individuals, employers and business owner with vital informational links that you should know about.
Social Security Trial Work Period:
You can work without losing your benefits.
SSDI -- The trial work period allows you to test your ability to work for at least 9 months. During your trial work period, you will receive your full disability benefit regardless of how much you earn as long as your work activity has been reported and you continue to have a disabling impairment. The 9 months does not need to be consecutive and your trial work period will last until you accumulate 9 months within a rolling 60-month period. Certain other rules apply. Special rules make it possible for people with disabilities receiving Social Security or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) to work and still receive monthly payments and Medicare or Medicaid. Social Security calls these rules "work incentives." Below are the rules that apply under each program.
Courtesy of: www.ssa.gov
List of SSI and SSDI Work Incentives
Veterans - Educaton Benefits
Did you know you can use your POST 9/11 GI Bill for on the job training, apperenticeships, and non college degree programs.
Courtesy of: GI Bill - Veteran Affairs
Federal Student Aid, an office of the U.S. Department of Education, ensures that all eligible individuals can benefit from federally funded financial assistance for education beyond high school. We consistently champion the promise of postsecondary education to all Americans —and its value to our society.
Read more / Courtesy of: FAFSA.ed.gov
Tax Benefits for Businesses Who Have Employees with Disabilities
Businesses accommodating people with disabilities may qualify for some of the following tax credits and deductions Disabled Access Credit, Barrier Removal Tax Deduction, Work Opportunity Credit.
Courtesy of: IRS.gov Read more
Self-Employment & Entrepreneurship
Self-employment has long been an option for individuals seeking a new or better career. And today, many individuals with disabilities are turning to the flexibility self-employment offers in assisting them to meet both professional and financial goals. Starting one's own business can offer similar flexibility, allowing people to make a living while maintaining a lot of latitude in choices such as work hours, nature of tasks and income. As a result, ODEP encourages and supports self-employment and entrepreneurship among individuals with disabilities and has helped foster an array of partnerships at the Federal, state and local levels to encourage access to funding and resources to assist individuals with disabilities interested in these alternatives to traditional employment.
The following resources provide more information about self-employment and entrepreneurship: