Disability Benefits 101

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People with physical and mental disabilities must navigate a complex set of rules around benefits programs and work. The leading recommendation of a needs assessment by the World Institute on Disability (WID) was the creation of a “one-stop” online portal where people with disabilities could access information about work, benefits, and health coverage programs. In collaboration with WID and Eightfold Way Consultants, ECONorthwest developed an easy-to-use, interactive web-based model. The web application enables individuals who receive Social Security Disability Insurance and/or Supplemental Security Income to estimate the impact of earnings on their cash benefits, health coverage, food stamps, and housing subsidies. Since DB101’s launch in 2004, ECONorthwest has built and maintained multiple websites and 26 calculators for 11 different states.

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Disability Benefits 101

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