A PASS is a way for you to save money to help you reach your vocational goal. It is a formal plan that must be approved by the Social Security Administration and then reviewed on a regular basis.
How does a PASS help someone return to work?
We base SSI eligibility and payment amounts on income and resources (things of value that the individual owns).
PASS lets a disabled individual set aside money and things he or she owns to pay for items or services needed to achieve a specific work goal.
The objective of the PASS is to help disabled individuals find employment that reduces or eliminates SSI or SSDI benefits.
How does PASS work?
The applicant finds out what training, items, or services they need to reach a work goal.
A PASS can include supplies to start a business, school expenses, equipment and tools, transportation, uniforms and other items or services you need to reach your employment goal.
The applicant finds out how much these items and services will cost.
PASS can help the participant save to pay these costs. PASS lets persons with disabling conditions set aside money for purchases, installment payments and down payments for things like a vehicle, wheelchair, or a computer if needed to reach their work goal.