PASS (Plans for Achieving Self-Support)

PASS (plans for achieving self-support) allow individuals who are receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI) to to set aside money and/or other things they own, without reducing their SSI benefits, to start a business, go to school, get job training, or related purposes.
Cornell University Program for Employment and Disability – Introduction to Plan for Achieving Self Support (“PASS OnLine”)
Developed by the Social Security Administration, Cornell University’s Program on Employment and Disability, and the New York State Office of Vocational and Educational Services for Individuals with Disabilities, this site provides a detailed explanation of the PASS program, a tutorial on completing the application, including an online version of the form that can be printed or saved, and a guide to resources in each state.
PASS – SSI’s Plan for Achieving Self Support
An indepth article from Clearinghouse Review, geared for legal service providers. Covers how the PASS works, criteria for PASS approval, how excluded income and resources may be used, time limits, modifications, compliance reviews, most likely candidates, the PASS application packet, and related information.
Plan for Achieving Self-Support (SSA-545)
This is the Social Security Administration’s application for approval of a Plan for Achieving Self-Support. It can be downloaded in PDF format.
Using the Plans for Achieving Self-Support (PASS) to Provide Employment Opportunities for People with Mental Retardation
A fact sheet from The Arc.
Working While Disabled: A Guide to Plans for Achieving Self-Support- What Is a Plan for Achieving Self-Support
This fact sheet from the Social Security Administration addresses commonly asked questions about the PASS program.
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