The Social Security Administration has a number of work incentives designed to help people receiving benefits to be able to go to work, gain greater independence, and be less reliant on public benefits.
Clint along with the support of his family, our local Office of Vocational Rehabilitation staff, our local Social Security personnel, and Via staff have worked to help Clint attain a Plan for Achieving Self Support (PASS) to support the development of his business Clint’s Notary Services. Under certain circumstances Social Security will provide short term funding to help someone go to work, go to college, start a business, etc.. The goal of the PASS is for the individual to attain higher levels of financial independence and either reduce or eliminate their need to receive social security benefits.
In Clint’s case Social Security is helping with funding for adaptive equipment, office equipment, insurance, phone, accounting, and advertising. Among people with disabilities receiving services roughly 35% have the right combination of Social Security benefits to attain a PASS. PASS is a great resource to help people attain viable employment.