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Making Work Pay

This is a proposal to the Social Security Administration for a pilot demonstration program. The proposal is to test a type of work incentive reform that assists people with significant disabilities who receive an SSI or SSDI benefit and who want to work, but have high cost long-term care needs.

The program addresses the financial disincentives to employment for people with significant disabilities and targets individuals with disabilities who need to continue to receive public support while employed.

Some workers with significant disabilities may have disability-related expenses that cannot completely be covered through earned income. To maintain their ability to live in the community, they often receive public assistance with housing, transportation, personal assistance services, and medical costs.