1. Introducing PASS
2. How a PASS Works
3. The Impact of PASS
4. PASS Candidates
5. Students & Transition Planning & PASS
6. When First Considering a PASS
7. The Occupational Goal
8. Starting a Business
9. A Viable Plan
10. Stumbling Block
11. The PASS Life
SSA will notify the individual in writing once they have received the application. The PASS specialist handling the case will work directly with the person. He or she will look over the plan as soon as possible to see if there is a good chance that the individual can meet their work goal. The PASS specialist will also make sure that the items the individual wants to pay for are needed to achieve the work goal and are reasonably priced. If changes are needed, the PASS specialist will discuss them with the individual.
Once the PASS is approved, the PASS specialist will make regularly scheduled progress checks to determine if the PASS milestones, deposits and purchases are being conformed with as outlined in the PASS. These progress reports will result in periodic notices. SSA may also request additional information or documentation in order to make the progress determinations.
The phone numbers of the PASS specialist throughout the country can be found in the resources section of our site.
If SSA approves the plan, the individual must tell Social Security about any changes to the plan. The individual must tell them if:
An individual needs to keep receipts and any cancelled checks in order to demonstrate to SSA that they are following the PASS as approved. If the individual does not follow the plan and spends funds that are not authorized or approved, they may have to pay back some or all of the SSI they received.