Plan for Achieving Self-Support (PASS)

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Plan for Achieving Self-Support (PASS) is a program run by the Social Security Administration (SSA) to help Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients return to work. Under PASS, SSI recipients design a plan that shows how certain assets—such as a car or tools—will help them achieve a work goal. If the SSA approves the plan, then those assets will not be counted as resources in determining eligibility for SSI or in calculating the amount of the SSI benefit. To apply for PASS, potential beneficiaries can contact their local SSA office, go to the SSA site, or fill out a Form SSA-545-BK.

[Last updated in December of 2020 by the Wex Definitions Team]