I have been put on SS Disability due to an extended illness that I will hopefully be recovering from in the next year or so. So I hope to return to work once I am able. My question is whether there are any education aid/tuition support programs for people on social security, or anything of that nature. I see on the SS website that there is a "Return to Work" program where they will pay for things like vocational rehabilitation, career counseling, etc. and it seems like there might be an allowance for continued education, but I have not found anything. Does anyone know of anything like this?
Also, on a different note, someone told me that people on social security disability qualify for food stamps, even if they do not meet the maximum asset requirements, because people receiving federal funding are exempt. Someone else told me no, you have to be on SSI and not SSDI. I'm having trouble getting in touch with anyone at the social services office. Does anyone know which of these is correct?
Thanks very much,