If an SSI or SSDI beneficiary is determined no longer disabled by Social Security, they can still continue receiving payments if they are participating in an approved vocational program. These payments are known as Section 301 payments.

Examples of vocational programs include:

  • An Individual Work Plan (IWP) created under the Ticket to Work program.
  • An Individualized Plan for Employment (IPE) created with the State Department of Vocational Rehabilitation.
  • A Plan for Achieving Self-Support (PASS).
  • A program of vocational rehabilitation services, employment services, or other services provided under a written employment plan by an organization approved by Social Security.
  • (For individuals age 18-21) An Individualized Educational Plan (IPE) developed with the State Department of Education.

To qualify for this work incentive, Social Security must determine that participation in the vocational program will increase the likelihood of not needing disability benefits in the future.