Helpful Websites

Protection and Advocacy for Beneficiaries of Social Security (PABSS)

PBASS was established to protect the legal rights of a Social Security Beneficiary in their efforts to return to work.  This statewide program is managed by the Montana Advocacy Program with offices in Helena and Missoula.  A link to a brochure about the program with contact information is provided below.

Work Incentive Planning and Assistance (WIPA)

WIPA are local organizations that have arranged with Social Security to provide work incentive and planning services for Social Security and SSI beneficiaries.  For more information and locations see the links below.

SSI amd SSDI Similarities and Differences

This fact sheet is a quick reference guide to some of the similarities and differences between these two programs.

SSA Work Incentives 2009

A fact sheet containing information om and comparison between SSA Work Incentives programs.

SSI Benefits & Children with Disabilities

This is a fact sheet about two Social Security programs that children with disabilities under 18 may qualify for:  Social Security Child's/Survivor Benefits and Supplemental Security Income (SSI).

Property Essential For Self-Support (PESS)

This is a fact sheet on PESS a self-employment resource that SSI doesn't count.  If you receive SSI and you are self-employed or have your own small business, you need to know about PESS.

Identifying Students Eligible for SSI PASS Plans at IEP Meetings

This is a fact sheet about the Work Incentive program, Plans for Achieving Self Support (PASS), and identifying if a student would qualify for this program.  This program was created to assist eligible students in obtaining, advancing, or maintaining employment.

Paychecks & SSI Benefits

This fact sheet is an overview for students who work or are planning to work and are receiving SSI and Medicaid.

SSI & Children Turning 18

This is a fact sheet about what happens to Social Security Income (SSI) benefits when a person turns 18 years of age.


Social Security-  Official government site