The Plans for Achieving Self-Support (PASS) is a program that helps people who receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI). SSI is financial assistance for people with disabilities and low income.

ASS is for people who want to work or start a business but need financial help to achieve their goals. The program helps them save money and use it for specific things that will help them become more self-sufficient.

With PASS, you create a savings plan that outlines what you want to spend the money on to achieve your work-related goals. This could include education, buying equipment for a business, or other things that help you become more independent.

You can set aside some of your income or other resources to fund your plan. The money you set aside won't count against your SSI benefits, so you can save it without affecting your financial assistance.

Your PASS plan needs to be approved by the Social Security Administration (SSA). They make sure your plan is reasonable and related to your goal of working or starting a business.

Once your PASS plan is approved, you can use the money you saved for the specific things you outlined in your plan. This can help you get the tools, training, or resources you need to work or start a business.

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Last Reviewed: October 12, 2023