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  • Protection and Advocacy for Beneficiaries of Social Security (SSI and SSDI)

    Employment has long been recognized as a key to unlocking doors to personal growth, enhancing self-esteem, and providing a more fulfilling life. Yet, persons with disabilities continue to represent an underutilized segment of the work force. According to Department of Labor statistics, only about 29% of persons with disabilities between the ages of 16 to 64 are working full or part time. The Protection and Advocacy for Beneficiaries of Social Security (PABSS) program is now available to assist beneficiaries in the removal of barriers to work. Content Detail

    Disability Rights Texas -- Main Office
  • What Is PABSS

    The Protection and Advocacy for Beneficiaries of Social Security (PABSS) program was established under the Ticket to Work and Work Incentives Improvement Act of 1999. This program, which is funded by the Social Security Administration, is responsible for protecting the legal rights of Social Security beneficiaries in their efforts to return to work. In Texas, the program is administered by Disability Rights Texas, which has been protecting the legal rights of Texans with disabilities since 1977. Read More

    Disability Rights Texas
  • Services for Disabled Adults/Children and for Senior Citizens

    Read about services available to people with disabilities and to senior citizens. Includes contact information. Content Detail

    Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services
  • Social Security Basics

    Whether you're young or old, male or female, single or with a family--this booklet is for you and about you. That's because Social Security has programs that affect everybody. Chances are you're either paying Social Security taxes or getting Social Security benefits--or you're related to someone who is. Whatever your situation, this booklet has information you will find helpful and useful. It was prepared by the Social Security Administration and tells you what you need to know about Social Security while you're still working and what you need to know when it's your turn to collect benefits. It also provides an overview of Medicare and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits. Read More

    Social Security Benefits