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Campaign for Disability Employment

Official Government Information:

Disability.gov:

  • Employment
    This section of Disability.gov has information about career planning, places to search for a job, interviewing for a job and self-employment and small business ownership. You'll also find information about programs that can help you get job training.  If you're looking for a job, the following two sections are good places to start:

  • Job Opportunities
  • USAJOBS.gov
  • You can also look for information in your state.

EEOC:

  • Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
    The EEOC enforces laws prohibiting employment discrimination based on race, color, gender, religion, national origin, age, and disability in the Federal and private sectors.

Social Security:

  • Ticket to Work Program (SSA)
    The Ticket To Work Program can help Social Security beneficiaries go to work, get a good job that may lead to a career, save more money, and become financially independent, all while they keep their health coverage. Ticket to Work is a free and voluntary program that gives beneficiaries real choices that can help them create and lead better lives. Individuals who receive Social Security benefits because of a disability probably already qualify for the program.

Tax Information:

  • Tax Tips for the Legally Disabled (TurboTax 2013)

    The federal tax code includes a number of provisions that can ease the tax burden on people living with a disability. Some disability payments and benefits are free of income tax, while deductions and credits can reduce the taxes you do owe. These tax breaks aren't always obvious, though. You have to know where to look for them.

 

Other Career Related Resources:

  • Career Resources for Americans with Disabilties (Job Hero)
    This page has lots of credible information about public policy, employer compliance, and issues facing disabled individuals in the workforce. Find links to advocacy groups, government agencies, and informative articles. There are also helpful tools for families, employers, and caregivers.

  • Guide for Employees with Disabilities and Their Employers (pingboard)
    There are some basic legal requirements and many considerations to take into account when working as a disabled person or employing people with disabilities.

 

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