The Plan to Achieve Self Support (PASS) Intensive (7 hours)

This training provides in-depth information and tools to assist recipients of Social Security disability benefits to write, submit and maintain a Plan to Achieve Self Support (PASS) commonly referred to as PASS Plan. PASS plans help qualified individuals pay for key expenses related to achieving vocational goals, including education, transportation and equipment. The goal of PASS is to assist beneficiaries to reach self-sufficiency by becoming independent of benefits.

Participants must have a working knowledge of Social Security disability benefits to attend this training.

This training is appropriate for case managers, vocational rehabilitation counselors, employment specialists and other staff that provide employment support services for SSI and SSDI recipients.

As a result of this training, participants will:

  • Gain an understanding of the purpose of PASS and its benefits.
  • Be able to assist clients to determine if PASS is right for them.
  • Gain an understanding of how PASS can be used to support a client’s work goals.
  • Become familiar with the PASS application form and how to complete it for best results.
  • Learn how to leverage available resources to help complete the PASS application.