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Protection and Advocacy (P&A) Program
About Protection & Advocacy (P&A) for Beneficiaries of Social Security Administration projects:
Social Security Administration beneficiaries with disabilities may be eager to work but need someone to help them navigate through an often-confusing web of Employment Networks, Social Security Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income beneficiary rules, legal issues, and employment issues.
Part of the Ticket to Work programs commitment to protecting the rights of people with disabilities to return to work without jeopardizing their government-assisted benefits, includes the creation of Protection & Advocacy projects in all 50 states and U.S. territories. This network of projects, sometimes referred to as Protection and Advocacy for Beneficiaries of Social Security (PABSS), represents the nation’s largest provider of legal advocacy services for individuals with disabilities.
Although PABSS does provide legal assistance, the scope for PABSS advice does not extend beyond disability-related employment issues. PABSS agencies also do not provide direct cash assistance. And, although Protection & Advocacy services are free, P&A providers cannot take on every case.
To find a P&A near you please visit the Service Provider Directory
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Last reviewed or modified Monday Jul 14, 2008