RETRAINING

Department of Industrial Accidents (DIA)
436 Dwight St., Springfield, MA 01103
(413) 784-1133
Contact person: Edward Baijger
The DIA's Vocational Rehabilitation
Department may be able to work out a
retraining plan for you with the insurance
company paying for your course work. Not
everyone is eligible. The rehabilitation plan
may be to find another job for you without
retraining.

Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission
One Federal St., Springfield, 01105
(413) 736-7296, (413) 784-0431 (TTY only)
187 High St., Holyoke, MA 01040
(413) 536-8200
The commission may pay money toward
college courses or vocational training. The
commission may also pay for special equipment.

Massachusetts Client Assistance Program
One Ashburton Place, Room 1305
Boston, MA 02108
(800) 322-2020
If you are having a dispute with the
Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission
over your retraining plan, CAP will attempt
to resolve it.

BenePLAN, Resource Partnership
Career Point, 850 High St.
Holyoke, MA 01040
(413) 532-4900. Contact: Teri O'Shea
The rules concerning working while on
SSDI or SSI are complicated. This program
offers counseling on how work will affect
your benefits. The counselor is not
employed by the Social Security
Administration and will not inform them of
your work activities.