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Social Security Red Book

Social Security Administration | Office of Retirement and Disability Policy
January 2017 | Tool/Manual

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, updated each year, 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.