It Doesn’t Take a Rocket Scientist: To Understand & Use Social Security Work Incentives

This training manual provides a simple overview of Work Incentives and their parent programs. It may help you decipher the SSA forms and regulations, but it is not meant to explain all of the intricacies of the Social Security system. You will need to consult Social Security guidelines once you begin the application process for Work Incentives. The Social Security dollar figures used in the examples in this workbook are from 2003 regulations and may not apply in future years (Source:


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: It Doesn’t Take a Rocket Scientist: To Understand & Use Social Security Work Incentives
Title #2: A Manual for Social Security Work Incentives Training, 7th Edition
Author(s): Roger Shelley, Marsha Katz, David Hammis
Publisher City: Missoula, MT
Publisher Name: The Rural Institute, University of Montana
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