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Missouri Developmental Disabilities Council How to use work incentives to pay for work-related expenses

September 21, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Using Work Incentives to Pay for Work-Related Expenses:

Impairment Related Work Expenses (IRWEs) and the Plan to Achieve Self-Support (PASS)

 

Online Webinar:
Thursday, Sept. 21, 2023 from 10 am – 12 pm

Did you know that you can use work incentives to help pay for work-related expenses like transportation?

 

You can do this by using Impairment Related Work Expenses (IRWEs) and the Plan to Achieve Self-Support (PASS).

IRWEs are “out-of-pocket” costs for items or services needed to work because of one’s disability, such as some forms of transportation, therapy, attendant services, assistive technology, medical needs and more.

PASS is a tool that helps an individual with a disability reach a work goal.

It enables a person to receive higher SSI payments while working than they would ordinarily get to help pay for expenses needed to reach their goal. A PASS can offset up to 100% of the expenses the person pays for to reach their goal, including:

  • transportation (even buying a vehicle),
  • training,
  • education,
  • tools,
  • equipment,
  • computers,
  • assistive technology,
  • business start-up costs and more.

In some cases, a person who has too much income (like SSDI) to receive SSI can actually use a PASS to qualify for SSI.

Register to attend the webinar on Thursday, Sept. 21, 2023 to learn more about:

  • who can benefit from IRWE and PASS,
  • how to estimate the amount of expenses IRWE and PASS can help fund for a person,
  • and how to get help using these work incentives.

 

Click Here to Register for the Webinar

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