Benefits 101: A Guided Study of Your Own Situation

Benefits 101: A Guided Study of Your Own Situation [Take course for credit.]

This one hour training is an overview of how earned income may affect eligibility for an entitlement to social security disability benefits and supplemental security income.

Course Objectives

  • Clarify the facts about the impact of work upon disability benefits and supplemental security income.
  • Provide you with the basic knowledge to make an informed decision about how obtaining employment may affect your financial situation.
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KY Cabinet for Workforce Development


KY Cabinet for Workforce Development [link]
Connecting Kentucky to employment, workforce information, education and training. The Kentucky Career Center stands ready to assist Kentuckians with disabilities in achieving suitable employment and independence. Kentucky Career Center offers a comprehensive range of services for people with disabilities. For more info, see Vocational Services.

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National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability


National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability [link]

Many resources for youth with disabilities about getting work. They also share ways for youth to become a leaders in helping people with disabilities get work. They can also help students in high school who want to work with computers.

Phone: 877-871-0744

Tapping into the Power of Families: How Families of Youth with Disabilities Can Assist in Job Search and Retention [link]

This InfoBrief explores the important role families play in the job search and retention for youth with disabilities.

Benefits Planning for Youths with Disabilities [link]

The guide helps those assisting youth with disabilities navigate the range of state and federal government programs and benefits for people with disabilities in the United States.

Understanding the New Vision for Career Development: The Role of Family [link]

Introduces families to a new way of looking at career development for youth.

Kentucky Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR)


Kentucky Office of Vocational Rehabilitation [link]

State program that gives funding, job coaches, and support to people with disabilities so they can work.

Phone: (502) 564-4440 or (800) 372-7172