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Citation:  OIney, Marjorie F.; Compton, Charles; Tucker, Mark; Emery-FIores, Deborah; Zuniga, Reyna (2014). It takes a village: Influences on former SSI/DI beneficiaries who transition to employment. Journal of Rehabilitation, 80 (4), 28-41.
Title:  It takes a village: Influences on former SSI/DI beneficiaries who transition to employment
Authors:  OIney, Marjorie F.; Compton, Charles; Tucker, Mark; Emery-FIores, Deborah; Zuniga, Reyna
Year:  2014
Journal/Publication:  Journal of Rehabilitation
Publisher:  National Rehabilitation Association
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Peer-reviewed?  Yes
NIDILRR-funded?  Yes

Structured abstract:

Background:  Transitioning from Supplemental Security Income and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSI/DI) benefits to employment can be a challenge for most. In fact, less than 1% of beneficiaries make a successful transition from benefits to employment. The authors of this article conducted interviews and focus groups with 22 individuals who have successfully made the transition. The transcripts of the interviews and focus groups were analyzed using the constant comparative method. Strong role modeling, parental encouragement and pressure, mentors, and support from vocational rehabilitation counselors were some of the factors that came from the analysis that might help transitioning individuals gain and sustain employment.

Disabilities served:  Multiple disabilities
Populations served:  SSI and SSDI recipients
Interventions:  Peer mentor
Vocational rehabilitation
Outcomes:  Employment acquisition
Return to work
Full-time employment