Protection and Advocacy

For Beneficiaries Of Social Security (PABSS)


People eligible for DLC services under the PABSS Act are individuals who are 18 years of age or older, eligible for the Ticket To Work, and receiving SSDI, SSI or both because they were found to be disabled under Section 223 (d) of the Social Security Act.

Social Security defines disability as “The inability to engage in any substantial gainful activity by reason of any medically determinable physical or mental impairment which can be expected to result in death or which has lasted or can be expected to last for a continuous period of not less than 12 months”; and

  1. The individual needs protection and advocacy services because they have been denied services from any vocational or benefits planning agency; or;
  2. The individual needs protection and advocacy because they are experiencing employment barriers to new or continued employment.