PASSWORKS Project Work Inc.

Record last updated 2018/10/15 Comment on this info .Update this info

Contact Information

Work Inc.
Contact: Susan Buckley, Program Director
Email Address: sbuckley@workinc.org
Phone: 617-691-1500

25 Beach Street Dorchester, MA 02122
Area Served: Boston

Map Location PASSWORKS Project

Narrative

Who is eligible to use the program?
If you are an SSI recipient; you are working or have another source of income (S.S.D.I., a pension, etc); and you have expenses associated with working, you are eligible to develop a P.A.S.S. Plan.

How does the P.A.S.S. Program work?
When you receive SSI benefits and earn wages at a job, your SSI benefits are reduced according to a Social Security formula. The P.A.S.S. Program allows you to capture the funds that would normally be reduced from your monthly SSI check due to wages or unearned income, so that you can purchase supports to sustain employment. If approved, your P.A.S.S. Plan enables you to keep receiving the full amount of your SSI check to pay for your special employment supports for a designated time period.

What services can be purchased with a P.A.S.S.?
Only services that are directly related to your employment situation can be included in a P.A.S.S. Proposal. Here is a partial list of services for which a P.A.S.S. can be used:

  • Job coaching
  • Transportation to and from work (on a temporary basis)
  • Tuition for training programs
  • Child care
  • Uniforms
  • Medication not covered by Medicaid

Program Type

  • Education
  • Jobs
  • Relationships/Friendships

Populations Served

  • All Disabilities

Ages Served

  • 19 - 22
  • 23 – 59
  • 60 +

Additional Information

  • Fees: Free Service