As a Pennsylvanian with a disability, I’m forced to choose between higher pay and essential benefits

PublicSource – For most people, waking up and getting ready for work is a fairly straightforward routine. You get up, probably drink some coffee,…

New Senate Bill Could Offer More Access To Health Care Needs For Workers With Disabilities

WESA – A bill that aims to let more people with disabilities access a program that gives them medical services appears primed to move…

A bill expanding healthcare access for working disabled people may see Senate action

WITF (Harrisburg) — A bill that aims to let more disabled people access a program that gives them medical services appears primed to move…

Legislation to remove income limit on people with disabilities introduced to PA Senate

HARRISBURG, PA (October 8, 2019) — United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania’s #IWantToWork campaign is pleased to join Senator Bob Mensch in introducing Senate Bill…

#WorkingWithBenefits: WIPA Resources

You wanted to work. You got the job. Congratulations! Now, you have questions about your Supplemental Security Income (SSI)/Social Security Disability Income (SSDI) benefits….

JFCS Career Development Center offers young adults with mental health challenges a lifeline to meaningful work

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM). This year’s theme is “America’s Workforce: Empowering All.” The latest government figures put the U.S. unemployment…

Employment First legislation passes Pennsylvania House and Senate

HARRISBURG, PA (June 14, 2018) — United Way of Southwestern PA’s #IWantToWork Campaign is pleased to join Representative Bryan Cutler, R-Lancaster, Representative Dan Miller,…

Employment First legislation introduced in Pennsylvania House and Senate

HARRISBURG, PA (July 5, 2017) — The #IWantToWork Campaign is pleased to join Representative Bryan Cutler, R-Lancaster, Representative Dan Miller, D-Allegheny and Senator Bob…

Senator Mensch Introduces Employment First Legislation

HARRISBURG (Jun 29, 2017) – Senator Bob Mensch (R-24) introduced legislation, entitled “The Employment First Act,” designed to promote the employment of people with…