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Employment Services

​​​​​​​​​​Employment Support

 ​​​​​​​​​​​​For People with Disabilities

Employment First
This program helps individuals with developmental disabilities find and keep a job and career. ​

Vocational Rehabilitation
This program helps individuals with disabilities get and keep a job that matches their skills, interests and abilities.

Benefits and Work Incentives Counseling Services
This program helps people with disabilities make informed decisions about work, benefits and use of work incentives to reach their employment goals. It also helps people navigate the benefits system when they start working.

Ticket to Work program
This program provides free employment services to people who receive Social Security disability benefits (SSI or SSDI) and who want to work.

Employed Persons with Disabilities
This is a Medicaid program that helps people with disabilities go to work while keeping their Medicaid coverage. 

EPD Payments: Make an EPD participant payment

 For Older Adults

Senior Community Service Employment Program
This program serves people with low incomes who are at least 55 years old. It is a community service and work-based job training program.

 For Adults Participating in SNAP

STEP Program
The SNAP Training and Employment Program (STEP) is an employment and training program. It is for people who participate in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).

 For ​Adults Participating in TANF

JOBS program
The Job Opportunity and Basic Skills program (JOBS) is an employment and training program. It is for people who participate in Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF).

 For Young Adults and Teens in Foster Care

Independent Living Programs
The Independent Living Program (ILP) helps youth who are or were in foster care to become independent adults. You must be at least 14 years old to participate.​​

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