This 12 months, we have fun 32 years of the Individuals with Disabilities Act (ADA). At Social Safety, we’re dedicated to the rules and spirit of the ADA, and the numerous methods it improves the lives of our beneficiaries. That’s why we’re celebrating and sharing Matt’s story.
As a job seeker who’s deaf and desires lodging, Matt was reluctant to inform potential employers about his incapacity. He nervous that employers wouldn’t rent him in the event that they knew about his incapacity.
That’s when Matt linked with our Ticket to Work (Ticket) Program. This program helps profession improvement for individuals ages 18 to 64 who obtain Social Safety incapacity advantages and need to work. By way of this free and voluntary program, authorized service suppliers provide helps and providers as individuals transfer towards monetary independence by way of work.
Matt’s service supplier advised him in regards to the ADA and the way it ensures equal alternative for individuals with disabilities and prohibits discrimination within the office. It accomplishes these objectives by way of:
- Anti-discrimination guidelines that forestall non-public employers from discriminating in opposition to certified individuals with disabilities after they apply for jobs.
- Laws that require employers to offer affordable lodging to certified workers with disabilities.
Matt and his service supplier recognized lodging that will enable him to exhibit his capabilities each through the software course of and on the job. They created a plan for him to reveal his incapacity and request lodging.
Since Matt additionally wished to know the way his employment would possibly have an effect on his advantages, his Advantages Counselor advised him about our Work Incentives. These guidelines and applications make it simpler for adults with disabilities to boost their job abilities whereas sustaining entry to advantages.
Matt additionally realized that our Medicare-Associated Work Incentive permits him to pursue a profession with out worrying about well being care protection. Matt’s Medicare protection will proceed for greater than seven years after he begins full-time work, even when his earnings exceeds the quantity to qualify for incapacity advantages.
And if Matt’s incapacity interfered with work, he may return to receiving advantages with out having to file a brand new software by way of our Expedited Reinstatement Work Incentive.
Matt now works full-time as a human useful resource analyst. Because of the ADA, he acquired lodging for the interview course of and on the job. He additionally discovered that the Ticket Program helped him discover a path to a greater future.
The Ticket Program is right here to assist regardless of the place you might be in your profession journey. To study extra, register for our free webinar, Ticket to Work and Affordable Lodging on July 27. For added info, please go to choosework.ssa.gov.
Tags: Incapacity, Basic Data, Medicare, social safety incapacity advantages