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Benefits to Using Workforce Solutions Career Offices

  • Job Listings
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  • Access to Vocational Rehabilitation and other partners

To locate the nearest career office of Workforce Solutions go to Career Office Locations or call our toll free number:
1-888-469-JOBS (5627). For TDY assistance, call 211.

Frequently asked Questions and Answer

Q:  I would like to go to work, I’m receiving SSI benefits, how will getting a job affect my Social Security Benefits?

A.  The Gulf Coast Work Incentives Planning Assistance Project (WIPA) at the Houston Center for Independent Living offers accurate, up to date information, benefits counseling, analysis, service coordination, and assistance to SSI/ SSDI recipients who want to work. The project is designed to enhance the employability, employment, self-sufficiency, and career advancement of people with disabilities. Click on Houston Center for Independent Living or call 713- 974-4621 Voice/TTY. The regional toll-free hotline is 1-877-877-7082.

Q: I have recently become disabled and cannot do the work I had been doing in the past. Where can I get assistance and support to overcome my barriers to employment and return to work?

A.  Information about financial assistance for persons with disabilities preparing for entry or re-entry into the workforce is available at your local Workforce Solutions Career Office.
Information is also available at the Texas Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services (DARS) Go to www.dars.state.tx.us or call
1-800-628-5115.

Division for Rehabilitation Services, Region IV
(713) 267-8510 Local
(866) 281-1804 Toll-free
(713) 267-8514 Fax

For a complete list of DARS offices in the Gulf Coast area, Click Here

Q:  What can I do if I think my employer or supervisor is discriminating against me because of my disability?

A:  The Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) has a helpful fact sheet, Employment Rights, Who Has Them and Who Enforces Them, which summarizes the federal laws that prohibit discrimination against people with disabilities and provides contact information for further information and assistance.

Q:  Is there anything that my employer must provide to help me do my job and accommodate my disability?

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other disability-related nondiscrimination laws have specific requirements regarding reasonable accommodations.  The Office of Disability Employment Policy’s Job Accommodation Network (JAN) has a wealth of information on accommodations for both employers and employees at U.S. Department of Labor Office of Disability Employment Policy.  The toll free number is 1-800-526-7234.

Workforce Solutions is an EEO Employer/Program.  Auxiliary Aids and Services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.  Texas Relay number: 1-800-735-2989 (TDD) and 1-800-735-2988 (Voice).

 
 
   
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