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FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions


For a quick link to the FAQ of your choice on the topic of Employment, click on the question below.



Finding Your Dream Job

Job Skills

Legislation And Rights

Reasonable Accommodations

Social Security

Therapy And Rehabilitation


Q: I am interested in starting a small business of my own, where may I go to obtain information on how to go about starting a small business?






Q: I would like to employ people with disabilities in my business, however, I am concerned about the expense of accommodations and what jobs they will be able to perform?

Finding Your Dream Job

Q: I am interested in finding a job that will allow me to do something with my interest in landscaping. How can I find a job that will be of interest to me?

Job Skills

Q: I need help in how to apply for a job, but I do not know where to begin?

Q: My disability has interfered with my ability to work, does this mean I will never work again? How can I obtain assistance in training for keeping or getting a job?

Legislation and Rights

Q: As a deaf person, interviewing is extremely difficult without the use of an interpreter. Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), can I request for the potential employer to hire an interpreter for the interviewing process?

Q: Where can I file a complaint if I feel I have been discriminated against by my employer?

Q: I feel I may have been discriminated against because of my disability when I was looking for a job. What are my rights? Can I file a complaint?

Reasonable Accommodations

Q: What are Reasonable Accommodations?

Q: Is a request to work at home considered a Reasonable Accommodation for Employment?

Social Security

Q: How can I appeal to the Social Security Administration to review a claim?

Q: I would like to attempt to return to the workforce but fear I will lose Medicaid eligibility. Do I have any options?

Q: I would like to attempt to return to the workforce but I have been collecting Social Security Disability (SSDI) benefits. How will returning to work affect my collecting SSDI benefits?

Q:  How can I receive my Social Security benefits by direct deposit?

Q: When is it appropriate to tell an employer of a disability? How am I protected under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)?

Q: I'm getting Social Security and I'm moving. How do I get Social Security to send my checks and other correspondence to my new home?

Q: How do I get a lost Social Security card replaced?

Q: Where is my local Social Security office?

Therapy and Rehabilitation

Q: What if I have questions about Department of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) policies and procedures or I have difficulty obtaining services?

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