Managing Your Benefits While Working

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Plans to Achieve Self-Support (PASS)

  • To apply for a PASS, you will need to fill out a PASS application. The application is extensive; we recommend that you follow up with a PASS Cadre for assistance.

Individual Development Accounts (IDAs)

ABLE Accounts

Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)

  • The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has a variety of information on tax preparation and filing, including Form 1040. Publication 596 is a comprehensive guide to the EITC, giving information on program rules, eligibility, qualifying children, and other related topics.
  • The IRS EITC Assistant can help you figure out whether or not you qualify for an EITC.

The Student Earned Income Exclusion (SEIE)

Ticket to Work

Social Security’s Ticket to Work Program helps people with disabilities who get Social Security benefits re-enter the workforce and become more independent. The Ticket to Work Program offers free access to employment-related services, such as training, transportation, and vocational rehabilitation. You can call the Ticket to Work Help Line at 1-866-968-7842 or 1-866-833-2967 (TTY).

AZ LINKS – Aging and Disability Resource Center

Benefits and Work Incentives Consulting Services

If you're currently on SSI, SSDI, or CDB benefits, and you're looking for a job, you should qualify for free benefits consulting services. Trained Work Incentive Counsultants at Benefits 2 Work Arizona can help you understand Social Security work incentives, disability benefit programs, and how they are impacted by work. Their goal is to help you avoid complications while developing a sustainable financial plan for your future.

You can contact Benefits 2 Work Arizona at 1-866-304-WORK (9675) toll-free to find a Work Incentive Consultant serving your community.

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