Y-TAC SSI Youth Toolkit

As a professional or family member, do you know that you play a key role in supporting youth in understanding the impact of earnings on benefits and in making informed choices to develop pathways to greater economic self-sufficiency to support life goals? The Vocational Rehabilitation Youth Technical Assistance Center (Y-TAC) has prepared a Just-In-Time Toolkit that covers not only  facts about Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits, but also information about developing assets through an ABLE account, Special Needs Trust or through other tools like using work incentives.

The materials include tips, checklists and information designed to prepare youth to join the workforce of tomorrow. The materials emphasize the importance of access to reliable information about benefits and earnings and the role that qualified benefits and work incentive planners fulfill in ensuring successful transition to employment. To learn more about how employment positively influences a youth’s ability to save for the future using an ABLE account or other tools, visit:

Go to the Y-TAC SSI Youth Toolkit

Note: The Toolkit was developed by the Vocational Rehabilitation Youth Technical Assistance Center (Y-TAC), funded by a grant/contract/cooperative agreement from the U.S. Department of Education, Rehabilitative Services Administration (Award # H264H150006). The opinions expressed herein do not necessarily reflect the position or policy of the U.S. Department of Education. Nor does mention of trade names, commercial products, or organizations imply the endorsement by the U.S. Department of Education.