CareerACCESS is a career-building alternative to the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program for young adults with disabilities, ages 18-30.

It is a community-driven, proposed program to reform the current Social Security Administration’s Supplemental Security Income Program (SSI) rules so that young adults with disabilities can work and achieve their full potential without risking losing their disability benefits. CareerACCESS will reform the SSI program by providing an alternative benefits program for young adults with disabilities, ages 18-30. This program will be piloted in up to 5 states with services and supports for career-building youth to save their assets and keep their disability benefits while they build their careers. Participants will drive their own Individualized Career Plan (ICP) supported by coaching, counseling, and employment support services.

The goal is independence through employment.

Click on the image below to visit the CareerACCESS website.

Link to the CareerACCESS website; image of the homepage of the CareerACCESS website
Visit the website for more information!

A big thanks to Abilicorp and PolicyWorks!

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    1. Hello MK from India:
      Thank you for your interest in WID.We unfortunately cannot hire international employees at this time; we do accept international fellows from federally-sponsored programs like IREX. Perhaps, you can reach out to a disability-focused organization near you to ask about local work opportunities. Best wishes from the WID team


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