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Benefits & Work: It's Not All or Nothing (Large Poster)

This colorful 18" x 24" poster is designed to help organizations inform people who use their services about the important relationship between benefits planning and pursuing and working a job. It is designed to encourage people diagnosed with disabilities—including mental illness—to seek advice to make more informed decisions about their financial futures, which may include benefits and employment. The poster presents some common myths about benefits programs that often hold people back from pursuing their employment dreams. It also provides a truth to dispel each myth.

Display this poster in the waiting room of your building or in your office. Use it as an educational tool to facilitate conversations about the importance of benefits planning with consumers, family members, and community stakeholders. A small version (mini-poster) is available as a handout for people to take with them (click here).

Promote Supported Employment

This poster may also be used to complement and promote Supported Employment, the evidence-based practice. SE is different from traditional vocational rehabilitation approaches. It emphasizes rapid job-search and placement services, among other consumer-centered principles and practices. It does not require pre-employment training or workshops. "Personalized benefits planning" is one of the core principles of SE.


  • 18" (w) x 24" (h) poster
  • 4 colors
  • Commercially printed on durable paper
  • Fits standard-sized frame (not included)
  • Free high-res PDF available (see right column)
Also available:
  • 8.5" (w) x 11" (h) mini-poster handout version (click here)


The Center for Evidence-Based Practices (CEBP) at Case Western Reserve University offers consultation and training about Benefits Planning (BP) for organizations that serve people diagnosed with disabilities, including mental illness or co-occurring mental illness and substance use disorders. More information about Benefits Planning and Supported Employment are available on this website.


Title: Benefits & Work: It's Not All or Nothing (Large Poster)
Author(s): Paul M. Kubek, Steve Shober, Nicole Clevenger, & Patrick E. Boyle
Publication Year: 2010
Publisher City: Cleveland, Ohio
Publisher Name: Center for Evidence-Based Practices, Case Western Reserve University