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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:
Enable blind and disabled individuals to return to work;
Increase their levels of work activity without the loss of SSI disability status; and/or
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
- Purpose and Basic Principles
- Trial Work Period
- Does your employment condition affect a disability determination?
- Definition of Substantial Gainful Activity
- Work Expenses of the Blind
- When are you NOT eligible for a trial work period?
- Plan to Achieve Self-Support (PASS)
- Disability Hearing
- When does disability end?
- What events must you report to the Social Security Administration?
- Evaluation Considering Age, Education, and Work Experience
- What are the earned income exclusions?
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