Money Mondays: Three Things to Ease Concerns about Job Accommodations
Job accommodations are changes made to a job or work place. These changes allow someone with a disability to do their job duties. Accommodations may include supports such as assistive technology, changes to work settings, or adjusted work schedules.
A common concern is that job accommodations are costly. Read on to learn three things that can ease concerns of people with disabilities and employers.
- Data collected by the Job Accommodation Network (JAN) suggests that more than half of all job accommodations cost nothing. A recent study run by JAN showed 57% of accommodations cost nothing at all, while the rest often cost only $500.
- Job accommodations have also been found to help employers. For example, the above study showed accommodations helped keep valuable employees, improve productivity and morale, improve company diversity – and even report financial gains.
- Tax incentives are available to help employers make workplace accommodations. Funds are also offered through a number of organizations. Read JAN’s guidance on Tax Incentives and visit its funding links for further tips for employers and people with disabilities.
For more information on speaking to your employer about workplace accommodations, visit the Job Accommodation Network (JAN).
If you or someone you know is a Social Security disability beneficiary who wants to work, call the Ticket to Work Help Line at 1-866-968-7842 (V); 1-866-833-2967 (TTY), or visit www.socialsecurity.gov/work to learn more.
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