A Medicaid buy-in allows enrolled workers with disabilities to earn income while simultaneously maintaining Medicaid eligibility. The majority of all states have adopted a Medicaid buy-in with each state determining its own unique set of rules governing program participation. To learn more about Medicaid buy-in programs click here.
A vocational rehabilitation (VR) program helps persons with mental and/or physical disabilities to live independently and to become ready for work. These VR programs are state run and utilize federal funds to support persons with disabilities. Many VR programs help pay for schooling, job counseling/training, assistive technology, vehicle modifications and many other valuable vocational services. To find your state vocational rehabilitation program click here.
There are many factors that will determine how much you can make. The amount you make may be determined by your state Medicaid buy-in program or by other federal work incentive programs. To learn more about this you should contact your local Work Incentives Planning and Assistance (WIPA) representative. They can help you understand your options for making money. To track down your local WIPA representative first click this link. Then check the box “Benefits Counseling (WIPA)” and start the search. Below will be the contact information for your WIPA representative.
Hundreds of thousands of Americans with significant disabilities are working and maintaining their benefits. It is important to understand that there are many factors that will determine if you can keep your benefits while working. This can come down to what state you live in, how much you plan on earning, whether you are married and a variety of other factors. To help you determine whether you can keep your benefits while working, you should contact your local Work Incentives Planning and Assistance (WIPA) representative. They can help you understand your options for making money. To track down your local WIPA representative first click this link.Then check the box “Benefits Counseling (WIPA)” and start the search. Below will be the contact information for your WIPA representative.
No you do not. A worker with a disability does not have to disclose their disability to a potential employer. A disability may be disclosed if a “reasonable accommodation” is needed under the ADA during the interview process.
Finding a job is about being prepared and marketing yourself as the right person for the position. Being prepared can involve schooling, vocational training or researching a particular job position. Marketing yourself can involve creating a resume, writing a cover letter or practicing before a job interview. It is important to treat finding a job as a numbers game. The more jobs that you apply too the better chance you are of getting hired by one. There are many online websites posting jobs like indeed.com, careerbuilder.com, Google for Jobs, monster.com, and US.jobs. There are also job posting websites specifically targeting persons with disabilities, such as: