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Every day millions of Americans, including those with disabilities, look for jobs. Many search for their first job. Others need to find a new job due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. So, this is a smart time to prepare for a job. That means thinking through your budget, determining how much you need to earn, and considering whether work might have an impact on any public benefits you currently receive. On this page, you will find answers to important questions and additional resources to help you get ready for your new job.

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LEAD Center WIOA Policy Development

The LEAD WIOA Policy Department Center is led by National Disability Institute. It is fully funded as the WIOA Policy Development Center by the Office of Disability Employment Policy, U.S. Department of Labor, Grant number: OD-38977-22-75-4-11.