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Resources for Employment and Business Supports
For Adults with Disabilities

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IRWE - Impairment Related Work Expense

SSI or SSDI recipients

Individual pays for his or her own services needed for work, i.e. bus pass, job coach, etc. In the event the IRWE is used for a job coach, the amount paid to the coach reduces the individual’s countable income.

  • SSI/SSDI recipient
  • must report to SS
  • Individual pays

Local Social Security office or the Benefits Planning Assistance and Outreach Program (801) 887-9530

PASS - Plan for Achieving Self Sufficiency

SSI or SSDI recipients

Set aside earned income to pay for employment supports

  • SSI/SSDI recipient
  • Write and monitor plan
  • Approval by Denver Cadre
  • Individual saves
  • Individual pays

Local Social Security office or the Benefits Planning Assistance and Outreach Program(801) 887-9530

Ticket to Work

SSI or SSDI recipients

Employment Network (provider or business) provides supports needed by the individual with a disability

  • SSI/SSDI recipient
  • Individual assigns ticket to an Employment Network
  • EN provides supports
  • Payment to EN based on individual’s earnings and increase in earnings over time

Local Social Security office, Vocational Rehabilitation (801) 538-7530, or the Benefits Planning Assistance and Outreach Program (801) 887-9530

Subsidy

SSDI recipient

Employer provides supports to individual equaling a portion of that persons salary.  Reduces the individual’s countable income

  • SSDI recipient
  • Individual requests work CDR by SS

 

Local Social Security office or the Benefits Planning Assistance and Outreach Program (801) 887-9530

Choose to Work

VR client or register with DWS

Placement and retention services to business

  • DWS or VR client

Vocational Rehabilitation, Department (801) 538-7530 or Workforce Services, or Coy Jackson (801) 538-7590

EPAS – Employment Personal Assistance Services

Medicaid recipient

Personal assistance to maintain employment.  Examples include bathing, dressing, cooking, money management, transportation, etc.

  • Medicaid recipient
  • Employed > 40 hours per month
  • Integrated employment in the community
  • Minimum wage or comparable
  • Individual applies for the services
  • Assessment completed
  • Plan developed

Patricia Wilkinson (801) 538-6955 or
http://www.workabilityutah.org /healthcare/

Work Opportunity Tax Credit

Any business hiring PWD

Business provided tax credit for employing individual with a disability

  • Employer free to use credit as will
  • Could be used to provide coaching or coworker supports

Leah Lobato or a Choose to Work Specialist (801) 887-9538