Top 5 Social Programs for People With Schizophrenia
Even in remission, people with schizophrenia usually have some degree of long-term disability from residual symptoms, and their ability to earn income is usually affected as well. The programs listed here exist to provide a safety net to help meet your basic needs for housing, food and medical care.
Introduction to Social Security Disability Insurance
Many people with schizophrenia, although they are able to manage their illness and live productive lives, may not be able to earn a living wage. Social Security Disability Insurance provides a monthly stipend to people who qualify. Your About Guide to Career Planning provides this introduction to the program.
Ticket To Work
This official Social Security Administration page explains the Ticket to Work program, which is designed to help people on disability re-enter the workforce without risking abruptly losing their benefits before they are fully able to support themselves.
Grading the States: NAMI's Mental Health Services Scorecards
This interactive chart by the National Alliance for Mental Illness allows you to click and view a report card for each state reflecting infrastructure, information access, services, and recovery supports.
Housing Choice Vouchers
The Housing Choice Voucher program is a Federal government program, administered by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development, to help low-income families, the elderly, and the disabled to afford safe and sanitary housing in the private market.