Information on Social Security Programs for People with Disabilities

NOTE: It is important for anyone applying for an ARDRAW stipend to understand SSA’s benefits programs, but the focus of ARDRAW is on return to work issues, including work incentives, rehabilitation and return to work. We provide these links for general background on SSA’s disability programs.

Social Security Administration (SSA):
SSA Benefits for People with Disabilities:
Supplemental Security Income (SSI):
Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI):
Disability Determination Process:
“The Faces and Facts of Disability” Through this disability education & awareness initiative, SSA hopes to educate the public about the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program & dispel common misconceptions:

Information on Employment and Disability:

Working While Disabled:
2016 Red Book – A Guide to Employment Supports:
US Department of Labor:

Incentives to Return to Work:

Incentives to Help You Return to Work:
Plan to Achieve Self-Support:
Trial Work Period (TWP):
Extended Period of Eligibility:
Impairment-Related Work Expenses (IRWEs):
Expedited Reinstatement of Benefits (EXR):
Ticket to Work:;

SSA’s publicly available data:
SSA’s Open Data:
National Beneficiary Survey: