THE WIPA AND PABSS EXTENSION ACT OF 2010
(Extensions of Remarks - September 23, 2010)

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[Extensions of Remarks]
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                THE WIPA AND PABSS EXTENSION ACT OF 2010

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                           HON. JIM McDERMOTT

                             of washington

                    in the house of representatives

                      Thursday, September 23, 2010

  Mr. McDERMOTT. Madam Speaker, today I have joined Representatives 
Earl Pomeroy and Sam Johnson in introducing the WIPA and PABSS 
Extension of 2010 that will provide a one-year extension of the Work 
Incentives Planning Assistance (WIPA) and the Protection and Advocacy 
for Beneficiaries of Social Security (PABSS) programs. These programs 
provide valuable assistance that help Social Security disability 
beneficiaries, including Supplemental Security Income recipients, 
return to work. Through the use of community-based organizations, these 
programs provide one-on-one legal services and help ensure recipients 
understand the complex rules that govern their ability to return to 
work so they are compliant with the Social Security Administration's 
policies. I look forward to working with my colleagues on long-term 
reauthorization that continues the important work of these programs.

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