Finding job-related supports
Job-related support is available through various public and private organizations.
If you received help from a professional to find your job, talk with him or her about being a support for you. If you found the job on your own and would like support in the workplace, there are a number of community employment service providers that can help you. Talk with the disability agency you are working with to see how you might access job-related support.
If you are eligible, the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission or the Massachusetts Commission for the Blind can assign a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor to provide job support. These agencies may also fund a community service provider to offer more intensive job supports. For more information, view Getting the Most from the Public Vocational Rehabilitation System.
If you do not qualify for public funding of these services, you may be able to pay on your own. This is also called private payment.
Work incentive programs
If you receive Social Security disability benefits (SSI and/or SSDI), you are eligible for work incentive programs that help pay for employment related-support services such as job coaching. Social Security has established Benefits Planning programs to assist you with making the most of your benefits.
You can find contact and other information about these benefits planning programs at: