Helpful Resources

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Social Security Work Incentives

The Work Incentive Liaison (WIL) is a Social Security employee especially trained in the work incentive provisions of SSDI and SSI. The WIL acts as a central contact person for work incentive activities throughout the district. The WIL should be known to all outside organizations dealing with the disabled, vocational rehabilitation offices, offices for the visually or hearing impaired, sheltered workshops, rehabilitation facilities, etc, as well as all the Social Security employees in the district. This places the WIL in the ideal position to serve as liaison or “go-between”, to prevent any misunderstandings or misinformation about work incentive provisions. Because the WIL has specialized training in both SSI and SSDI, working with the WIL should help the customer see the impact of work on both benefits. When you have a work incentive problem, do not hesitate to contact your liaison!

You can reach the Region VII WILs through http://www.ssa.gov/kc/work_incentives.htm

Transition for School to Work (Planning for Adult Life)

MO Dept. of Mental Health/Division of Developmental Disabilities/Regional Office A developmental disability is a disability which is attributable to cognitive impairment, cerebral palsy, epilepsy, head injury, autism, or a learning disability related to a brain dysfunction, or any other mental or physical or mental impairment which occurs before the age 22. It must be determined that this disability is likely to continue indefinitely and that it results in a substantial functional limitation in two or more of the following six areas of major life activities: self care, receptive and expressive language development and use, learning, self-direction, capacity for independent living or economic self sufficiency and mobility.The Division of DD provides services to persons of any age.

O*Net OnLine On-line tool for career exploration and job analysis.

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