Calendar of TN Disability Coalition Priority Legislation for the Week of February 8th, 2016
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Our Goal is to promote self-sufficiency for individuals with disabilities by helping to lessen some of the obstacles faced when going to work including concern about losing healthcare coverage and others benefits. Our counselors have many years of experience and are highly trained experts. We have assisted hundreds of individuals with understanding the Social Security employment supports such as Ticket to Work. We help those we serve with tools to make informed decisions about working, financial circumstances and the courage to pursue career goals. We are available to answer questions/concerns every step along the path to economic independence. We collaborate with employment resource professionals such as Social Security, Vocational Rehabilitation, Employment Networks, Workforce Employment Networks, Protection and Advocacy for Beneficiaries of Social Security (PABSS) and many others to form a cohesive support system to better serve you with your career endeavors.
We will help you understand exactly how your benefits will be impacted by working. Benefits including Social Security,TennCare/Medicare, Foodstamps, Families First,Subsidized Housing,Veterans benefits, and others? The Benefits to Work Program is the one place you can come to find answers to many of your questions and direction to other resources that can help as well. We will help you navigate the disability community resource maze. Our counselors are conveniently located in a town near you.
Review your current situation
Help you target your goal(s)
Educate you so you can make informed decisions
Help you write a Plan to Achieve Self-Sufficiency (P.A.S.S.)
To enhance awareness and understanding of the SSA’s work incentives.
To provide an understanding of the impact of work on all benefits.
To assist individuals make informed choices regarding work.
To promote employment & enhance economic self-sufficiency.
Benefits to Work collaborates with other organizations that provide services to individuals with disabilities to perform community outreach and education. Our Experts educate about Ticket to Work and/or other work incentives.
Between the ages of 14 and retirement;
Working, have a job offer or actively pursuing employment; and
An individual who is already receiving Social Security disability benefits.
Alice Owens Gatlin, Program Director
Toll Free: 1 (888) 839-5333
The Coalition is an alliance of organizations and individuals who have joined to promote the full and equal participation of men, women and children with disabilities in all aspects of life. We work together to advocate for public policy that ensures self-determination, independence, empowerment, and inclusion for people with disabilities in areas such as accessibility, education, healthcare, housing, and voting rights.