The PABSS Program - Protection & Advocacy for Beneficiaries of Social Security


The PABSS Program - Protection & Advocacy for Beneficiaries of Social Security

The PABSS Program is a federally funded initiative providing advocacy and support services to Social Security beneficiaries with disabilities, assisting them in addressing return-to-work issues and navigating employment-related benefits while safeguarding their health coverage.

The PABSS Program

Disability Rights California

Are you...

  • Thinking about working?
  • Working now?
  • Running into problems?

The PABSS program can help you with issues such as getting:

  • Support Services
  • Accommodations at your workplace
  • Vocational Rehabilitation

PABSS can also help you with benefits issues that might occure as a result of employment. These could include:

  • SSI/SSDI benefits
  • Medi-Cal, Medicare
  • Work-related Overpayments
  • IHSS
  • Work Incentives
  • Referral to Work Incentive Planning and Assistance Projects (WIPA)

What is the PABSS Program?

Protection & Advocacy For Beneficiaries of Social Security (PABSS)

Assisting Social Security beneficiaries with return to work issues

Thinking about Working?

We may be able to give you advocacy assistance with your return-to-work issues.

Are you running into problems?

The Protections & Advocacy for Beneficiaries for Social Security program is a federally funded initiative to assist beneficiaries of Social Security who are trying to return to work or begin to work.

Working now?

How can the PABSS Program help me?

This program is for people with disabilities who receive SSI or SSDI.

The Social Security Administration and California’s Medi-Cal program have many “work incentives” that may make it easier for you to work without losing your health benefits.

What should I do if I want to return to work but I am afraid of losing my benefits?

If you want to begin working or return to work but are afraid of what may happen to your benefits, call the PABSS program at:

Disability Rights California
Toll-Free Statewide
1-800-776-5746 (Voice) 1-800-719-5798 (TTY)