The ADA protects you from discrimination in all employement practices, including: job application procedures, hiring, firing, training, pay, promotion, benefits and leave.


~Survivor's Guide to Overcoming Disability Barriers

Protection and Advocacy for Beneficiaries of Social Security (PABSS)


To provide information, referral and advocacy services to beneficiaries of Social Security Benefits in order to assist those beneficiaries in overcoming barriers to employment.


An individual must be a recipient of Social Security disability benefits, including SSDI, SSI, Medicaid and/or Medicare.


Vocational Rehabilitation/Employment Networks (state or private)
Collaborate with professionals to explain how returning to work affects benefits and future planning;

Refer Beneficiaries to Benefits Planners to better understand the impact employment would have on their financial status.

Investigate Complaints and Provide Legal Consultation and Representation Regarding Barriers to Employment.

Assist in Reducing or Eliminating Unwarranted Obligations to Social Security Resulting from Allegations of Overpayments.

Information and Referral to other Agencies:  Providing information and technical assistance on work incentives to governmental agencies, employment networks and other service providers, and advocacy organizations.