CPSD Issue Brief: Do Work Incentives Support the Transition to Employment for Youth with Significant Disabilities?
September 29, 2014
For youth with significant disabilities, the preparation for transition from school to adult life requires an examination of the qualifications for financial and health care supports from two different government programs funded through the Social Security Administration: Social Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). These two government programs were developed for very different purposes and therefore have very different eligibility criteria, resource limits, and health coverage. Each program also has very different impacts on the transition planning process.