Glossary of Terms: Employment


Benefits Analysis is a process that helps individuals understand how working will affect any benefits that they receive as well as work incentives that my apply to them, health care options, and their financial situations before and after working or after taking a promotion.  Work Incentives Connection offers benefit analysis services and works to promote policy changes that encourage employment of people with disabilities.

Supported Employment is an approach to vocational rehabilitation for people with serious mental illnesses. The services are integrated with mental health treatment and have proven effective in helping people find and retain meaningful jobs.  Supported employment promotes the belief that everyone with a serious mental illness is capable of working competitively in the community.  Learn about Guild’s Employment Services.

Vocational Rehabilitation Services (VRS) help people with disabilities prepare for, find and keep a job, and live as independently as possible.  Services can include counseling to set job goals, skill development training, help finding employment, access to technology, and financial assistance under certain circumstances.  

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