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Work Incentives Planning and Assistance Program: Current program results document the program's ability to improve employment outcomes, reduce dependence on benefits,and generate cost savings for SSA

by John Kregel

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Kregel, J. (2012). Work Incentives Planning and Assistance Program: Current program results document the program's ability to improve employment outcomes, reduce dependence on benefits,and generate cost savings for SSA. Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation, 36(1), 3-12.
https://doi.org/10.3233/JVR-2012-0577

In recent years the demand for Social Security benefits have increased while its resources stay the same. Persons who are disabled are among the more impacted Social Security beneficiaries. There are effective state and federally basedWork Incentive Programs that can alleviate this burden and better assist disabled persons. Several studies examining Work Incentive programs are reviewed and recommendations based on their findings are given. This testimony was delivered to the United States House of Representatives, Ways and Means Committee, Subcommittees on Social Security and Human Resources.