The Southwest Minnesota Private Industry Council Inc. received $25,000 to address COVID-19 related needs in support of people with disabilities. Citi provided funds to the National Disability Institute (NDI). Southwest Minnesota Private Industry Council Inc. (PIC) works with NDI as a part of their Employment Network, American Dream Employment Network (ADEN).
PIC assists individuals receiving Social Security Income and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSI/SSDI) return to full time work while providing guidance on how work affects benefits.
“Having the opportunity to support individuals achieve their goals; understand their benefits and work incentives brings value to the individuals I support and our economy. Being able to provide additional financial assistance during this uncertain time to individuals with disabilities is extremely helpful.” Said Leah Hastad, Disability Resource Coordinator with PIC.
PIC provides full circle services to individuals with disabilities, including assisting individuals who are homeless or at risk of homelessness apply for SSI/SSDI using the SOAR Method and through their Employment Network. If you need assistance applying for SSI/SSDI or wish to return to work and receive SSI/SSDI, you can contact Leah Hastad, Disability Resource Coordinator at 507-706-0199.