Protection and Advocacy for Beneficiaries of Social Security (PABSS)

This program was born out of the Ticket to Work and Work Incentives Improvement Act of 1999. The sole purpose of the PABSS program is to serve beneficiaries of Social Security on Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). The focus of this program is to protect beneficiaries’ rights to obtain, maintain, or retain employment.

Below is a description of our planned emphasis for 2016 – 2017. Please click here to submit your comments, suggestions, or questions. We welcome your comments on our work throughout the year.

Goal 1: To protect beneficiaries of Social Security in Georgia from abuse and neglect by advocating for the provision of community-based employment supports and services for beneficiaries of Social Security that are residing in facilities, with a particular focus on persons impacted by U.S. v. Georgia.

Goal 2: To respond to allegations of barriers to employment and legal rights violations by advocating for beneficiaries of Social Security residing in the community who are subject to discrimination by employers and other employment-related agencies.

Goal 3: To promote self-advocacy and self-determination of beneficiaries of Social Security regarding their rights and protections under the Americans with Disabilities Act and other employment laws, Social Security Work Incentives, and the Ticket to Work.

Goal 4:  To monitor the implementation of Georgia’s state plan of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WOIA).