The Social Security Administration (SSA) announces the availability of cooperative agreement funds to extend community-based benefits planning, assistance, and outreach projects for seven months for existing grantee organizations whose current Budget Period ends September 29, 2005. The purpose of these projects is to disseminate accurate information to beneficiaries with disabilities (including transition-to-work aged youth) about work incentives programs and issues related to such programs, to enable them to make informed choices about work.
Public Law 106-170 was signed into law on December 17, 1999 to expand the availability of health care coverage for working individuals with disabilities, to establish a Ticket to Work and Self-Sufficiency Program in SSA to provide beneficiaries with disabilities meaningful opportunities to work, and to provide benefits planning, assistance, and outreach services to beneficiaries with disabilities, among other purposes. SSA must ensure that benefits planning, assistance, and outreach is available to all beneficiaries with disabilities, statewide.
Who can apply:
Eligible functional categories:
Social Security_Benefits Planning, Assistance, and Outreach Program
If you have problems accessing the full announcement, please contact:
Social Security Administration, Headquarters, Office of Disability and Income Security Programs; Office of Employment Support Programs