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Waivered Services [12 VAC 30 ‑ 120]
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Comment Period Ends 8/22/2018
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8/22/18  2:44 pm
Commenter: Greg Webster

8 hour work minimum

It is my understanding that the purpose of disregarding earned income is to encourage the employment of the people receiving SSDI.  This should serve several purposes simultaneously, one is the improvement of self esteem of the person doing the work as they see a check with an actual amount stating that they did something worthwhile with themselves that week, another is a feeling of contributing to society rather than draining it.  WHy should these positive results be restricted to only those who work between 8 and 20 hours?  Did the person working five hours over five days have to take fewer trips to work over the five days?  Did they need fewer clothes over the five days?  Yet this theoretical person is 'rewarded' by a zero paycheck resulting in zero incentive to even attempt to grow, learn, or assimilate into our working cutlure. 

Therefore, I would request that the minimum eight hour employment per week specified in 12VAC30-120-920, Sections B. 2. a. (1) and B. 2. B. (1) is actually a detriment to those unable to work 8 hours and in order to encourage those who cannot meet the 8 hour minimum, it should be abolished in favor of a zero to twenty hour employment week.


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