Thinking About Work


Saving for Home, Education, or Business

Review all the work incentives and see which ones can benefit your family member, for example, if s/he uses the PASS, funds can be set aside by Social Security Administration which always go into a separate account. These extra funds could be used to save for important items such as education, training costs, and supplies to meet a specific, approved, work goal.
Individual Development Accounts are valuable tools when working towards a financial goal such as savings for a home or education.

Individual Development Accounts By State

Learn more about IDAs and how these accounts vary from state to state.


Individual Development Accounts (IDA) and Plans to Achieve Self Support (PASS): Exploring the Opportunities

Includes information about IDA and PASS, as well as examples about how PASS affects one’s SSI benefits and a comparison of both IDA and PASS.


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