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The Social Security Administration (SSA) offers a set of work incentives for Supplemental Security income (SSI) beneficiaries. Work incentive employment supports help SSI recipients go to work by minimizing the risk of losing their SSI or Medicaid benefits (Social Security Administration, 2018). One such incentive, the Plan to Achieve Self-Support (PASS), allows approved individuals to set aside earned or unearned income and resources to achieve an employment goal. The money or resources set aside are excluded from SSI income and resource tests and can be used to pay for goods or services needed to reach the goal, such as education, vocational training, starting a business, or purchasing work-related equipment (Social Security Administration, 2017).
Domin, D., & Timmons, J. (2019). Despite Some Gains, Social Security Administration Data Show a Low Level of Workforce Participation Among SSI Recipients. DataNote Series, Data Note 61. Boston, MA: University of Massachusetts Boston, Institute for Community Inclusion.