It’s National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM).
The good news is workers with disabilities are seeing the advantages of a strong economy – more are being hired, trained, and integrated into the workforce. However, employers still have a long way to go when it comes to fully recognizing the value and contributions of this talented group.
Jim Allsup, founder and CEO of Allsup, shares in Real Clear Policy that although the U.S. has witnessed the evolution of NDEAM since its inception, the unemployment rate for workers with disabilities is still nearly double the national average of 3.7 percent.
Many individuals with disabilities are Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) beneficiaries who wish to return to work after recovering from a severe injury or chronic illness. Enthusiasm to earn a living, however, is too often thwarted by feeling overwhelmed at having to navigate the Social Security Administration’s complex guidelines for rejoining the workforce.
Allsup Employment Services, an SSA-authorized Employment Network, helps SSDI recipients who want to work again by offering free, personalized guidance on making the most of work incentive programs like Ticket to Work (TTW).
Visit AllsupEmploymentServices.com for more details on return to work assistance.
To learn more about the dual purpose of SSDI and your eligibility for SSDI benefits, take the free assessment now.
To read, “Booming Economy Must Include Workers with Disabilities”, click here.