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The State of Maryland opened a mass vaccination site at the Baltimore City Convention Center. Find locations and providers through the State’s vaccine locator tool. If you are over 65 and you live in Baltimore City, you can fill in the interest form and you will be contacted by a Maryland Access Point (MAP) Ambassador when appointments become […]
Find Financial Freedom with Our Bridges Resource Library This month, we highlight after-high school opportunities from free tuition to work incentives that help blind/low vision students Find Financial Freedom! This week, we explore various Social Security Administration policies and programs that incentivize work by allowing SSI and SSDI recipients to earn more income without losing […]
Updated as of February 26, 2024. Why Are Work Incentives from Social Security Important? Social Security background Individuals may be eligible for monthly cash payments from the Social Security Administration (SSA) if they meet both disability and financial eligibility guidelines. These monthly payments are made under SSA’s two disability programs, Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) […]
Updated as of February 26, 2024. What and Why? The Student Earned Income Exclusion (SEIE) is a work incentive administered by the Social Security Administration (SSA). By using the SEIE, the SSA will exclude (ignore) a portion (or all) of a qualifying student’s earned income from SSI income calculations. This allows qualifying SSI students to […]
Updated as of February 26, 2024. What Is It? A Plan to Achieve Self-Support (PASS) is a document that sets forth steps and resources needed to also an individual to secure competitive employment – to earn enough money that the individual will reduce or eliminate Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or SSDI benefits. Note: PASS plans […]
Updated as of February 26, 2024. Vocational Rehabilitation What is vocational rehabilitation? Vocational rehabilitation consists of services and tools geared toward helping individuals find and keep employment. These services include both disability-specific training and traditional post-secondary education, like college, community college, and job-specific training. These services also include supports like career counseling, technology training, and […]