Campaign: Social Security

Partnership between SSA, VR, Schools, etc.

There has to be a better way to partner between schools, VR, SSA, Workforce, etc. School staff are not all knowledgable about SSA benefits and the benefit to going to work, how living on SSA benefits is essentially living in poverty, and how to move toward going off SSA benefits.

 

There needs to be cross training between staff, early education and mandatory planning meetings with families, and a focus on Employment First. SSA benefits are helpful and safe during school age years; however, as students begin reaching high school completion, it becomes increasingly more difficult to convince families of the benefits of going to work.

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Idea No. 122