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Plan to Achieve Self-Support (PASS)

Definition - What does Plan to Achieve Self-Support (PASS) mean?

The Plan to Achieve Self-Support (PASS) is a federal government program that is offered by the Social Security Administration for disabled or blind individuals who receive, or could qualify to receive, Supplemental Security Income. A PASS can help a person in many ways including helping an individual to achieve an employment goal or start a business. More specifically, PASS helps individuals with disabilities return to work.

Justipedia explains Plan to Achieve Self-Support (PASS)

The first step in obtaining PASS is for the individual to find out what training, items, or services he or she needs to reach his or her work goal. This can include supplies to start a business, school expenses, equipment and tools, transportation, and uniform requests. Then, the applicant looks into how much these items and services will cost. Finally, PASS will help the applicant save to pay for these costs by letting the person set aside money for installment payments as well as a down payment for training, items, or services needed.

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