|MSWorks: Employment services for individuals with Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
Whether you're employed, considering a career change, thinking about leaving the work force or hoping to get back in, MSWorks can provide career counseling and walk you through the local, state and federal resources available to you. Click here for more information and to complete an intake form. This service is available to individuals living with MS in Pennsylvania and Southern New Jersey.
|You can return to work, keep your health insurance benefits and achieve your work goals while receiving SSDI or SSI
If you are receiving social security benefits and looking to return to work, there are many options available. Work incentives make it possible for people with disabilities receiving Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) to work and still receive monthly payments and Medicare or Medicaid. Click here to read more.
Social Security announces new online services available with a my Social Security
Michael J. Astrue, Commissioner of Social Security, recently announced that the agency is expanding the services available with a my Social Security account - a personalized online account that people can use beginning in their working years and continuing throughout the time they receive Social Security benefits. More than 60 million Social Security beneficiaries and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients can now access their benefit verification letter, payment history, and earnings record instantly using their online account. Social Security beneficiaries also can change their address and start or change direct deposit information online. Click here to read more.
Works for Me (Pennsylvania)
Works for me is a free resource that will guide you to agencies and programs to help you find and obtain employment, keep health insurance, and get assistive technology. It is designed for residents of Pennsylvania who have a disability, are receiving SSDI or SSI, and are looking to get back into the workforce. For more information, click here or call 1-877-268-9894.
hireAbility (New Jersey)
hireAbility is a nonprofit organization that helps people with disabilities obtain competitive jobs, helps employers find often overlooked talent, and helps employers and workers integrate people with disabilities into the workforce and maximize their productive and creative potential. Click here for more information.
As always, if you have any questions about employment issues, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Christina Forster, MA, CRC
Employment Services Manager