The Pass program and ticket to work are both helps to get back to work. There are protections from losing benefits . It is harder if you only have SSI due to the long standing stricter regulations. Get the red book from the SSA www.ssa.gov/redbook/ Corporations have moved many jobs overseas and are still not hiring most people with disabilities. More people are claiming disability, but there still is little accessible housing or other supports to be more able to work since 1988 when the first ADA was introduced in Congress. In 1973 the passage of Section 504 of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act banned discrimination on the basis of disability by recipients of federal funds.