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Excerpted from "Social Security Handbook". See the up-to-date, official Social Security Handbook at ssa.gov.

What is the purpose of work incentives for the blind and disabled?

2173. What is the purpose of work incentives for the blind and disabled?

SSI payments provide a basic level of support for blind or disabled individuals with low earnings ability due to their impairments. A number of work incentive provisions have been incorporated into the SSI program. The purposes of the work incentives are to:

  1. Enable blind and disabled individuals to return to work;

  2. Increase their levels of work activity without the loss of SSI disability status; and/or

  3. Have their SSI benefits protected from reduction based on the increased earnings.

In most States, they also permit continued Medicaid coverage after cash payments end.

Last Revised: Oct. 7, 2004


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