SES programs provide supports to help people with the most severe disabilities choose, get and keep a job. Long term supports can help people get paid fairly to work in a job that matches their skills and interests.
Project IMPACT provides personal benefit counseling to people that get Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and/or Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and are employed or looking for a job. This can help individuals with disabilities understand what may happen when they go to work or increase earnings.
Project IMPACT provides this resource in Essex, Barnstable, Bristol, Dukes, Nantucket, Norfolk, Plymouth and Suffolk Counties. If you live in Berkshire, Franklin, Hampden, Hampshire, Middlesex or Worcester Counties, you may contact the UMass Medical School’s Work Without Limits Benefits Counseling. Their new website is located at www.workwithoutlimits.org/benefitscounseling
For more information on Project IMPACT please contact Joseph Reale at 617-204-3854 or Joseph.Reale@mrc.state.ma.us.