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Employment

The employment rights of Federal workers with disabilities have been protected since the Rehabilitation Act was passed in 1973. When it was signed into law in 1990, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) extended civil rights protections to workers with disabilities in the private sector. For information about how the ADA protects your employment rights, go to: http://www.eeoc.gov/facts/ada18.html

The whole question of employment is a complicated one for most disabled people. The Office of Vocational Rehabilitation can offer assessment, training services, job placement and more. Click the link below to find out more: http://www.dli.state.pa.us/landi/cwp/view.asp?a=128&Q=168255&landiPNavCtr=|908|1112|#1375

If you are working, you can find out how wages may affect your Medicaid eligibility and your ability to keep your support services. To obtain benefits counseling: http://drnpa.org/publications/employment---transition-to-employment-program--tep-

For information about Social Security, go to:www.ssa.govhttp://www.ssa.gov/work/

Many people with disabilities work part time, and because of that, they are not eligible for employer sponsored benefits. If you are disabled, and you work but do not have benefits, click here to find out how to purchase Medicaid.