Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Self-Employment
Lucy Miller, Technical Assistance Liaison, Work Incentives Planning & Assistance National Training and Data Center (WIPA-NTDC)
Self-employment is an increasingly popular employment option for individuals with disabilities because it offers both significant flexibility as well as earnings potential. This webcast will present an overview of various work incentives built into the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program that support individuals with disabilities in achieving a self-employment goal. The presenter will also provide a layman's guide to understanding how self-employment income is treated by the SSI program and offer practical tips for reporting this income to Social Security. The presentation will conclude with specific advice about where to get individualized work incentives counseling about the impact of self-employment on SSI benefits.