How Deanna Did It

Deanna went from living on Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Minnesota Supplemental Aid (MSA) to getting a job and having a higher income. Then, she learned that a Plan to Achieve Self-Support (PASS) could help her save up some money so that she could meet her long-term goal of getting a better job, which would eventually enable her to buy her own home. Thanks to Medical Assistance (MA), her medical expenses were covered the entire time.

To improve her life situation, Deanna:

Once SSA approved her PASS application, Deanna started working on her master’s degree. Today Deanna is well on her way to completing it.