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In the Know: 2015 Social Security Red Book

In the Know is a bi-monthly feature on the LEAD Center blog that highlights important resources and information about the employment, policy and economic advancement of people with disabilities. To find even more useful resources, visit the LEAD Center Resource Center


With the 80th anniversary of Social Security tomorrow, nothing is more fitting for this month's first "In the Know" blog as the 2015 Social Security Red Book.

If you’ve ever had questions about Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI), the Red Book is your perfect general reference tool! The Social Security Administration (SSA) writes the Red Book to help educators, advocates, rehabilitation professionals, and counselors understand the work incentives included in SSDI and SSI. 

The Red Book focuses on the employment support provisions provided to help you enter, re-enter, or stay in the workforce. These important supports protect your benefit eligibility and/or healthcare until you achieve your goals.

One of the Social Security Administration’s (SSA) highest priorities is to support the efforts of disabled beneficiaries who want to work by developing policies and services to help them reach their employment goal. The Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) programs include a number of employment support provisions commonly referred to as work incentives.

The Red Book is a general reference tool designed to provide a working knowledge of these provisions. The Red Book is primarily for educators, advocates, rehabilitation professionals, and counselors who serve persons with disabilities. The Red Book may also be used as a self-help guide. 


2015 Social Security Red Book

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