Work At Home For The Disabled

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Recently I received an email from one of our loyal visitors Linda which read as follows:

“Hi Eddy,
Thanks for all the information you have sent me.  I would like to ask you if you have any knowledge of work at home sites for people with hearing disabilities.
I am hearing disabled, and a lot of the legit work at home sites have jobs for call centers or involving extensive phone work.  I am looking for administrative work. I know work at home jobs are hard to come by and when your are disabled it is even harder.
Thanks for any information you can provide.
– Linda”

I'm always happy to hear from you, the users of our site. It brings me tremendous joy, every time I read an email about how someone has learned a great deal about work at home or avoiding a scam, because of what they've read here. And although Linda's email expressed these sentiments, it was a bit different.

I was very embarrassed that we failed to include resources for our disabled users.  At the very least we should have written an article. After all, I have had enough insight to write content for our international work at home seekers.  But I really dropped the ball when it came to work at home seekers with disabilities. So we would like to take this opportunity to sincerely apologize to our disabled users.

Too often we're all guilty of just living in our own little worlds. I take it for granted that I can see, write, walk and talk with little effort. But that's not the case for everyone. We already know how difficult it is to find a legitimate work at home job when you have no disabilities. But imagine the uphill battle that your disabled counter parts have to fight everyday!

So with that said we have compiled a list of disabled friendly work at home job related resources below.  I hope it does help this portion of the population that we have unintentionally ignored.

NTI Central

Office of Disability Employment Policy

Job Accommodation Network

Melwood.com

MyEmploymentOptions.com

Pearl Interactive Network

 

Final Thoughts

Although this article was really aimed at our disabled work at home seekers. I would like the job seekers that suffer no disabilities to have a better appreciation for their situations. Too often as work at home seekers we do a lot of complaining about how we can't find that perfect work at home job. Hopefully you can take away from this article that you're very are a lot more fortunate in other ways than you've realized.

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Karen McMillan - May 28, 2010 Reply

@Marie:
Sarah my name is Karen I am so close to your story it sounded like hearing about myself. I was in EMS as an EMT for about 18 years. I filed for SSD and SSI both. I am waiting to get turned down or get one I hope. I need the money bad I am running out. I don’t know how we can contact each other via E-Mail without sending our personal E-Mail out there for anyone?
Karen McMillan

Sarah Bosse - May 27, 2010 Reply

@Sarah Bosse:
Hi Folks! In October of 2009 I posted a comment on this page referring to the fact that I made it through the first round of interviews. Well, I made it through the second round as well and through the final round with a company that is staffed with NTI employees. I have been working now for three full weeks at my new job (from home!) and really loving it! So first, I’ll give you a quick idea of what NTI is all about. Then, I’ll tell you my impressions of my new job!

NTI, the National Telecommuting Institute, is a NPO that hires only people who have a disability that either makes it impossible for them to work outside of their house or highly beneficial for them to work from home. Because the work through NTI is all tele-work, you must have a clear, loud, and somewhat pleasant voice. Using screen-readers or voice transcription software would be very difficult if not impossible for those who need such devices to be able to work. A very quiet home office is required.

Additionally, if you’re interested in working through NTI, you must have a doctor-documented disability. While about 90% of the people working for NTI also are receiving SSI/SSDI, this is not a requirement for you to work for NTI (I, for one, don’t yet receive SSDI). You MUST, however, either have a Ticket To Work (http://www.yourtickettowork.com/program_info) or a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor and an Active Case (VR is state-run, so check your state’s website or call your local DHHS office for more information). If you meet these basic requirements and you’re a hard worker, then your chances are pretty good of getting employed. You may need to purchase some home office equipment. Vocational Rehab can help you with the purchase, but don’t expect it to take any less than one full year before you see any of it….(I still haven’t received the equipment promised by VR!). So be ready to make do with what you have and whatever you can get your hands on.

So, what’s the idea behind NTI? Well, NTI doesn’t make money itself. They are a Non-Profit-Organization and I believe that any money they do make actually goes back into operating costs. It’s not cheap for NTI to hire an employee. And if NTI selects you and VR agrees, VR has to pay THOUSANDS of dollars to NTI for your “training” and such. Of course, the VR money is actually federal grant monies that are filtered down through to each of the states. So, in the grand scheme of things, it’s taxpayer money that makes NTI possible.

Okay…so now that that part is covered…. There are several chains of command, if you will, when it comes to working through NTI. I say “working through” NTI because you’re not sitting behind a desk recruiting people to be hired by NTI. Rather, NTI’s recruiters are trying to fit you to the best work-from-home job they can find that meets your experience, qualifications, personality, etc. These contract employers, the ones with the jobs, have agreed to accept NTI’s tele-workers for either temporary or permanent contracts. Oftentimes these contract employers get tax breaks for “hiring” people who have disabilities. In short, if you decide to work through NTI, you “belong” to NTI – you are NTI’s employee (which is not a bad thing, as I’ll explain in a minute). But you are doing work for one of these contract employers. There are large companies, small companies, and just about everything in-between. (I don’t know if it would be ok for me to list company names, so I’ll just give an idea of companies that utilize NTI’s employees.) Phamaceutical companies, auto membership clubs, retail catalog services, customer service centers, etc. It’s much like having a large call center…spread out across the U.S.

http://www.nticentral.org/ is the website for the company, and you can find a list of home office requirements as well as other information there.

I don’t mind being an employee of NTI because:
1) NTI doesn’t (to my knowledge) get a cut of my paycheck. I’m paid $9.00 per hour (gross pay), and I don’t get commission even though I am related to sales. Nice! NTI is there and processes my paycheck, but I really feel like I work for the contract company instead.
2) There’s more job security in working through NTI. Though the contract I’m working on right now is “permanent,” as long as I have done my job and proven myself to be a valuable employee, NTI will help me find a new contract to work if, for some (odd) reason, my current contract company bit the dust. Perhaps I could get paid a little more for working for another company instead of through NTI…but for the job security, I’d gladly earn a little less and be content knowing I should have a job regardless.

What do I think of working from home? Well, it’s really nice to be comfortable while I work…or at least MORE comfortable. I can work from my wheelchair, hospital bed, recliner, or hanging by my feet from the ceiling (well…almost…). This gives me much more flexibility than I would ever have at ANY job outside my home. Though I’ve worked from a call center before (years ago!), I find this job much less stressful without people (bosses) nagging me for “higher numbers” all the time.

Is there a down-side? Of course. There’s a negative side to everything in life, isn’t there! But the negative is small compared to the positive. The only negative to this job is that I don’t see people. I’ve felt a bit cloistered in my home office and sort of cut-off from the world. But because I’m working part-time (and for now, that’s about all the more I can handle), I do have time to see people during the week and I’ve become much more intentional about inviting people over to my house!

My employer was very kind to allow me to work Monday through Thursday from 4pm – 9pm so that I could have Friday off and attend a weekly scheduled social event that is important to me. If you’re nice, the employer may be willing to work with you regarding scheduling.

If you are considering employment through NTI, start the process early. Trust me – it takes FOREVER! I started the process in August of 2009, and it was May 2010 before I was officially hired and began working.

All in all, I give NTI thumbs-up! Just be ready to wait and continue to be creative with sources of income in the meantime. I hope this review is helpful to others!

Cheers!

Sarah Bosse

    Eddy Salomon - May 27, 2010 Reply

    Sarah,

    Congrats on your employment with NTI.
    I’m happy that my article was able to lead you to them and you’re benefiting from it.
    Thanks form the DETAILED comment as well. I’m sure it will inspire and help others.
    You’re just another example of what happens when people take action on my recommendations.
    Continued success you and thanks again for sharing.

Ashleu - April 25, 2010 Reply

I am a disabled college student currently looking for a work at home job to help pay a bit on my tuition. Any suggestions?

    Eddy Salomon - April 25, 2010 Reply

    Yep. Read the article above and the comments listed above. They were created to help someone in your situation.
    Furthermore, feel free to visit our jobs section located on the left of this page and the recommendations link too. Everything you need is already here. But it’s only useful if you read it and take action.

    Good luck.

Callie - April 9, 2010 Reply

Hello all,

Just swingin’ by with an additional resource of work from home. This company is great! They are called My Employment Options – A certified Social Security Administration employment network specializing in The Ticket To Work Program. The company has a 20 year track record for providing successful job placement for SSDI / SSI recipients.

From the work at home portion of their program, here are some of the currently available positions:

– Technical Support
– Collections
– Bi-Lingual Customer Service
– Telephone Volunteer Recruiter

For more information visit the site at:
http://www.myemploymentoptions.com/workathome.php

Hoping this information can be of help. 🙂

    Eddy Salomon - April 11, 2010 Reply

    Thanks Callie!!
    I’m sure this is going to help a lot of people!

Yasir Imran Uppal - February 23, 2010 Reply

Hi Eddy, My elder brother is disable from his both legs. He is a very creative Graphic Designer. But people in our country dont pay some handsome amount of his work (very small amount they pay).
So can you guide me that what he sould do?

Dwunica - February 19, 2010 Reply

Hi Eddy! I was diagnosed with a form of muscle cancer and I have been unable to work but I still need to work to support my son’s what at home site would you recommend?

    Eddy Salomon - February 20, 2010 Reply

    Hi Dwunica,

    I’m sorry to hear about your situation. I don’t think I understand your question. Have you read some of the recommendations listed in the article above? Have you checked for jobs on the job search section on the left of the page? Everything you need is on the very site you’re on. It’s just a matter of reading it and you’ll find some options. Hope this helps.

Jeff - February 15, 2010 Reply

@Nancy:
Nancy, thanks for this info!! If you can contact me, I would like more info. I am going through more dooodooo than you can imagine. Social security is a pain especially if you are younger( I’m 35) old to me..lol.. young to them. Voc.Rehab is helping some, but I still need more info because no one on this planet seems to know who to call..when I do call, they transfer me to someone else who doesnt know, then on hold for an hr. only to be told..”I’ll check into it..” and rude!! And thank you Eddy..For this site..i appreciate all you do,..Thanks!! I thought I was the only one who had trouble until I read this post by Nancy.

Mary - January 29, 2010 Reply

Hi Eddy, Mary here again. Just wanted to let you know that I did take a blogging opportunity. The buy-in was pricey for me. They had a 90 day money back gauarentee, but when I called to get my money back, was told that I could earn it back. So, although the site in my opinion misreprestented itself, I decided ok fine. I’m going to do my best, have always loved writing, am giving it a go. I can control my income and when my computer skills get better, this does sound feasible. I have already earned $35.00 over the course of just under two weeks. Have been bumped up to be able to earn more, so if I can grab 2 assignments a day, that is $200.00 amonth which more than makes the payment for the satelitte dish. Am hanging in, and hanging on. Staying positive! Am so greatful for your site!

kevin wright - January 19, 2010 Reply

i am looking for a job i can do from home. i have a computer. i’m disabled and don’t have a car. because of my disablity i don’t speak to clearly and i’m wheelchair bound

    Eddy Salomon - January 19, 2010 Reply

    Kevin,

    Trying reading the article above since it was written to help you.

art - January 15, 2010 Reply

@Eddy Salomon:
I have sickle cell and on disablity Where can I find an at home position.

    Eddy Salomon - January 16, 2010 Reply

    Try actually reading the article above. That’s why it was written. 😉

Melissa - January 14, 2010 Reply

Hi Eddy. My name is Melissa. I am a 32 year old with epliespy. I was formerly on SSI, but I had my benefits taken from me because my husband made too much monthly income. I have been searching for months for a good, flexible work at home job that would employ a young, educated woman like myself. I find that most (if not all) employers, look at me as a liability to their company. So I do not even get I chance to put my foot in the door. And of course, I have fallen for the SCAMS! I now frequent this website for how honest you are. Can you please give me some ideas as to companies who welcome hardworking, disabled employees. Because if I where to find the right job, I would give my all.

Lenora - December 11, 2009 Reply

Hi Again Eddy: Just wanted to thank you again for the web sites that don’t require any money to get started making money. I do have a lot of books I can make money on. I thankyou so much. I am so glad I found this site. You are very helpful. My husband and I are both disabled and I haven’t been able to work since February of this year. I have been searching all this time for a work at home job. Again thanks, and Keep up the good work!

    Eddy Salomon - December 11, 2009 Reply

    You’re welcome Lenora.
    Glad I can provide you some options. Hopefully something will work out for you and your husband. There is a lot of different ways to make money at home and the goal is to expose as many of them to you folks. There is this misconception that everything is a scam and you always need money. But you spend enough time here and you’ll see that’s not neccessarily the case. Good luck to you and your husband.

Mary - December 11, 2009 Reply

hey, Eddie. It’s me, again. I listened to your video about medical transcription. I looked into that a long time ago & decided that it was something I could not do because in my research, yes, I would receive the training, but a person usually has to spend one week or more in a doctors office learning the ropes. Unfortunately, I am not physically able to do that. Also, don’t know if I mentioned this before, I suffer from social anxiety. It is all I can do to go to the grocery store. So, with my periferal neuropathy, the fact I don’t drive, & the kicker, not being able to be around people for any length of time, it’s a no go for me. Have been looking, to no avail as of yet for something. I really appreciate the support you give to all of us on this site. I never did receive your personal email, although the others came through with no problem. I now am more desperate to find a few hundred more a month so I can pay for the silly satilitte. Significant other is moving out. We just snark at each other because we both are in chronic pain. It is not a contest. We hurt & it has hurt us. Please reply. Thanks.

    Eddy Salomon - December 11, 2009 Reply

    Hi again Mary,
    You might want to read my medical transcription article listed here: http://www.workathomenoscams.com/typing
    The company I listed there for training can help you with job placement and it would be a work at home job and not require you to be in an office as you implied. So you may want to actually contact them for more details about that before making any assumptions.

    I would encourage you to keep looking. Every day new leads are posted on my other site: http://www.workathomecareers.com and every friday we post new leads on this blog: http://www.workathomenoscams.com/category/work-from-home-job-leads So something is bound to come up for you. It’s just a matter of patience and being persistent. Folks are successful and if you need some inspiration you may want to read the following pages:
    http://www.workathomenoscams.com/2009/11/10/work-at-home-no-scams-120-birthday-giveaway/
    http://www.workathomenoscams.com/2009/12/04/belated-thanksgiving-message-new-leads/

    Until you find the right opportunity that can give you the money you want, there are a mess of little opportunities that can bring in some money:
    http://www.workathomenoscams.com/recommendations

    What you’ll notice with many of the success stories is that many of these folks took the path less traveled and made some money with non-traditional work at home opportunities. Then eventually found a work at home job that paid more. But they started with things that did bring in some money no matter how small it may be. So you have options. It’s just a mater of taking action on them.

    In any event, I hope things get better for you in the new year. But you have to set in your mind that they will. Make a pledge to yourself that 2010 will be different. But you have to believe that and take actions to make that happen. Life changing moments come with a decision then they come to life with action. Sometimes people and situations change because it was meant to be so you can experience better things. So keep that in mind.

    Hope this helps.

    P.S. Not really sure what’s going on with the email.

Lenora - December 10, 2009 Reply

Hi Eddy! Thankyou so much for all the positive info on work at home for disabled people. I am not able to work outside the home anymore and these sites will help me a lot. again, Thanks for being there for all of us.

    Eddy Salomon - December 10, 2009 Reply

    Hi Lenora,

    You’re quite welcome! I hope the information does help you.

JJpoe - December 7, 2009 Reply

I just found you online today and read your article about disability having a hard time looking for work. I was really happy to find this article. Because I’m going through a really hard time right now, I was in the midde of looking for a job and it was a really bad rain storm, I went to my sister in law to use her internet, and as I stepped up onto her front porch I slipped and ended up with a compound fracture of my left ankle. Ever since It’s been really hard trying to find some sort of extra income to help pay for food, mortage and bills, and now medical bills that just keeps building up. The only income coming into our new home is my huband’s. But his job isn’t enough to keep up what we need. especially now that I can’t do a lot right now. I’ve been looking for at home jobs and most of them require a fee or a payment for a starting kit or a memebership fee that is 80 bucks a month. After a while I finally found your article and its giving me some hope and hope to find something that I can do till I am back on my feet again. Thank you so much and bless you for this article.

Mary - December 2, 2009 Reply

Hey, posted a note to your site a couple of times, see it appear, then it is gone. What is up? I know I don’t blog often, but have found this site inspiring. Please reply, is anyone out there??

    Eddy Salomon - December 2, 2009 Reply

    Mary,

    I’ve emailed you privately responding to some of your comments. I’m not sure what’s going on with your email. Check your spam or unknown folder.

Amy Fischetto - November 22, 2009 Reply

@Lisa:
If this is Lisa Fischetto who may still live in Dayona Bch Florida. I am Amy Fischetto please contact me if yopu want too. Femmvamp@aol.com. Thank you

james - November 17, 2009 Reply

@eddysalomon:
Hello Eddy..several yrs ago i was hit by a tractor trailer here on I-4 in florida..and in 05 i had to have back and leg surgery and needles to say well i am now unable to work a phisical labored job ..i was a truck driver myself and was on my only day off during xmas holidays when myself and my stepson got badly hit..i have tryed many work at home sites and lost alot of money becuase of them..i have signed up for disability early this yr and still waiting ..i really would like to find something to help support my family at home…my wife works many hrs at her job and on the weekends works from home on the computor doing pretty much the same as her job..its very stressful for her and i would like to feel that i to can provide for our family ..i am very knowledgeable on computors and know my way around..but becuase of so many work at home scams i cant afford to pay to get a job..thanks

    Eddy Salomon - November 17, 2009 Reply

    Hi James,

    Thanks for sharing your story with me. I’m so sorry to hear what has happened to you. But try to keep your spirits up. Many of the folks that have visited this site have been scammed numerous times including yours truly. It’s sort of a right of passage in this industry. However it’s how you deal with these experiences that will shape your future. For instance I was scammed and decided that I never wanted this to happen to other people so it lead me to creating my sites.

    Others have learned from the experience and learned a new set of research skills that assisted them in avoiding other scams. See my scam video if you haven’t already:
    http://www.workathomenoscams.com/scams

    So it’s a matter of taking lemons and making lemonades. I think applying for disability is definitely a good start. Once you get that designation you can qualify for some of the companies listed in the article above and the ones mentioned in the comments. So that’s your first course of action. Once that’s in place it will give you some more options. In the mean time you may also want to visit the following pages: http://www.workathomenoscams.com/companies
    http://www.workathomenoscams.com/category/work-from-home-job-leads/

    Just don’t let these scam artist beat you down. In fact use them a source of fire to succeed despite their efforts. Trust me you can succeed at this. If you don’t believe me read some of the comments listed here:
    http://www.workathomenoscams.com/2009/11/10/work-at-home-no-scams-120-birthday-giveaway/ If these folks can do it, so can you!

    I hope this helps.

Eddy Salomon - November 10, 2009 Reply

Thanks for sharing this company Sharon. It’s always great to have another legitimate work at home job resource for our disabled audience. These folks still have a lot to offer society
and it’s great to see that there are companies that recognize this!

Sharon Proellochs - November 10, 2009 Reply

Despite the economic forecasts that still show job losses set to climb even higher, there are a few companies that are still experiencing growth. The J. Lodge Corporation, a quality call services company, has sustained profitability since 1999 and accredits its success solely to its unique employee model that consists of disabled business Americans. While other companies are outsourcing their jobs to foreign competitors, J.Lodge is striving to provide part-time careers for individuals who are interested in our company and who qualify for our positions. If anyone is interested please visit: http://www.jlodge.com/careers

I am disabled and have been since August 2000. This is the first job I have been able to find that I can do from home. I found real at home work and you can too… Please go to the website and click on Employment at top and then click on Apply. It’s that simple. Hope to be your co-worker soon!!!!

Allison - November 2, 2009 Reply

About 2 yrs ago my life turn completely upside down. I had been a professional reaching for the stars so to speak. Then illness left me with several disabilities that brought my career to a screeching halt. Trying to recover left me without my career and life I once known.

I not only found myself in the midst of an economic downfall, but, newly added personal challenges as I sought employment. I wanted to let you know I found a company called J.Lodge out of Ft Meyer, Fl. I was so thankful I found this job working from home…so far I have been pretty happy. I am not sure you know about them.. so I wanted to let you know about this company. People can apply thru their website at http://www.jlodge.com/careers/ I can answer some questions..but the websit is a good place to seek add’l info. Allison

Callie - October 30, 2009 Reply

@Sarah Bosse:

Hi Sarah,

That is definitely great news! I am happy for you and hope ALL goes well. You are and will continue to be an inspiration to others who experience similar challenges.

Keeping my fingers crossed, and will be looking forward to reading your review! 😉

Sarah Bosse - October 30, 2009 Reply

I have some great news! I made it through NTI’s testing and first round of interviews. And now I’m on the “wait list” for a job to open up that matches my qualities. I am very excited because I see this as a way to make ends meet (much better than they have been “meeting” for the last two years or so). Eddy, thanks for this post. Please continue to post on this topic! There are a lot of us who have disabilities who would do well working from home, but finding the resources can be difficult. If you are interested, Eddy, and all works out well on my end with NTI…I would be glad to write a short review of the company after I’ve worked for them for a few months. Just let me know!

This website, workathomenoscams.com, has been a lifesaver for me and has kept me away from a lot of potential scams. I’ve learned so much and have been able to pass the info on to friends and others. THANK YOU!

    Eddy Salomon - October 30, 2009 Reply

    You go girl! Thanks for coming back and sharing this information Sarah. I look forward to hearing your progress with NTI! Feel free to come back and post your comment if you’ve started to work with them. At the end of the day I’m glad at the very least we’ve been able to help you avoid many scams. Congrats again.

Mary - October 20, 2009 Reply

Hi, Eddy. Mary here again. Broke down & got a satalite dish. Now I really need to hustle up a ligit job!! Note the new email address & thanks for this site so we can give each other ideas or just chat about life. Wish me luck!

Callie - October 19, 2009 Reply

@Eddy Salomon:

LOL, nope!

Callie - October 19, 2009 Reply

@Eddy Salomon:

Lol,

Can’t help it Eddy … it must be genuine dedication.

Callie - October 19, 2009 Reply

@Cindy Prior:

Hi there Cindy,

Depending on where you are located, the following work from home Nurse job may possibly be another lead to consider.

Clinical Reviewer / LPNs & RNs –
http://www.workathomecareers.com/workathomejobs/view.php?id=5308&page=0&cat=42

I wish you all the best.

    Eddy Salomon - October 19, 2009 Reply

    Good old Callie to the rescue again even on her vacation. lol

Jill - October 19, 2009 Reply

Hi Cindy and Eddy,

I had come across this a while back, thought you might find it helpful. Here is the link to some nursing jobs from home.

http://www.womenforhire.com/work_from_home/other_work_from_home_opportunities/nurses_on_call

Good Luck.

Jill

    Eddy Salomon - October 19, 2009 Reply

    You Go Girl! Great find Jill!

    Thanks for sharing. Womenforhire.com is a good site. Tory does some good things in the career field.

Cindy Prior - October 19, 2009 Reply

Hi. I am an LPN of 24 years and am in the process of getting my AA degree in Nursing that would make me an RN. After starting school to get my are I found I have to herniated discs in my lumbar region and some spianl stenosis. This will limit me from working the floor as a nurse, which I love to do. I am now looking at my options and am not sure where to go or what to do. I have not tried to apply for disability at this time because I can walk and do things, I just cannot bend over far or lift anything now. Sitting does not hurt as long as it is not for extended periods. Are there jobs that a nurse can do from home? I am very organized when it comes to my work and I love working with people.

    Eddy Salomon - October 19, 2009 Reply

    Hi Cindy,

    Ironically I do see a lot of work at home jobs for nurses. I think they’re called case managers or something to that effect. I’ll be sure to include them this coming Friday on my weekly posts if I can find them. I didn’t think there would be a demand but reading your comments just reinforces the statement you just never know. So if I can find any, they’ll be listed in upcoming job leads. So as long as you’re subscriber, you’ll know: http://www.workathomenoscams.com/subscribe

Callie - October 17, 2009 Reply

@dora:

Hi Dora,

My understanding of Disability Digest is a guide to helping one cope with his/her disability. And a resource to assist with a variety of disability related matters; including how to start a business with zero investment. So, if these are the kinds of things you’re interested in, Disability Digest might be helpful, and it’s a free resource.

However, in reading your post, it’s not clear if you are needing assistant in those areas, or if you’re looking for legitimate ways to earn income as a disabled individual.

If you are searching for ways to make money from home as a disabled individual, you are in the right place 😉

If you would scroll up a ways, within Eddy’s article he has compiled a list of disabled friendly work at home job related resources. In addition, you may want to also check out:

Overflow – http://www.workathomecareers.com/workathomejobs/view.php?id=5247&page=0&cat= Which is an exclusive Virtual Call Center Agent position for seniors and those with disabilities.

and …

ABILITY – Mystery Shopping & Market Research for the disabled.
http://www.workathomecareers.com/workathomejobs/view.php?id=5251&page=0&cat=36

I hope this information helps.

God bless, and take care

dora - October 17, 2009 Reply

Desperate in st. louis, while surfing the net for the last three or four days I found a web sight that may or may not help us to help ourself it’s call disability digest. please check it out and see what you think. Any comment or suggestion would be greatful and appreciated.
dora

Donna - October 12, 2009 Reply

Hi Eddy,
What my problem is, is I have epilepsy. That is why I can’t go out and get a job. I never know when I’m going to have a siezure. I feel like I could do anything from home without a problem. The problem is, I don’t have the money people are asking for, just to get started. Are there any jobs out there that you don’t have to pay anything to get started? I’ve looked and looked and can’t find anything.
Donna

    Eddy Salomon - October 12, 2009 Reply

    Hi Donna,

    Have you tried reading the article above and giving the suggestions there a try?
    A few comments before yours Callie also provided some good leads. Everything you need is here on this blog and it’s free, it’s just a matter of reading it.

    Hope this helps.

    Good luck.

Callie - October 9, 2009 Reply

@Sarah Bosse:

Hi Sarah,

I wanted to again make mention of a couple of very good income from home resources exclusively for the disabled that you may, or may not have been aware of. One is a Virtual Call Center position, and the other is a mystery shopping & market research program.

Previous thread posts were made about each (one almost a year ago). We’ve all slept many nights since then, lol. And, it’s also very easy to sometimes overlook information.

With that being said, here they are:

1. Overflow – (Virtual Call Center Agents) –
http://www.workathomecareers.com/workathomejobs/view.php?id=5247&page=0&cat= Link has been updated from previous post.

2. ABILITY – (Mystery Shopping & Market Research) –
http://www.workathomecareers.com/workathomejobs/view.php?id=5251&page=0&cat=36

If you were not already aware of these two resources, I hope they can help.

Sarah Bosse - October 8, 2009 Reply

http://www.icdri.org/
This is a good resource not only for job ideas but also for services for folks who have a disability.

I too have a disability and am doing all I can to stay above water, if you will. I have been paid well in the past by a few paid survey companies. Synovate is one, Nelson is another, and Harris have all paid well. It’s just a little something on the side that comes in a few times a year. I’m investigating more of these companies. PineCone Research may be a possibility, but I can’t say for sure. For those who have low vision or use screen readers, some survey websites are more accessible than others.

Mary - October 7, 2009 Reply

Well, as it turns out, this morning I received a call from my local cable service ( I had been speaking to someone in Texas) just to be informed that, no, my cable company doesn’t have any internet in my mobile home park. But, at least I put a new idea out there. It is odd that I have AT&T for my phone, but no internet is available. As the crow flies, my friend gets their internet with the same cable company I was dealing with, so am still on dial-up. Am going to aggressively look for something I can afford while continuing to look for work. This is the “cost” of living in a beautiful rural area. My current internet company just sent out info on a new excellorator they have, but for some reason, my computer doesn’t operate with it. Just another setback & I am used to those. Once again, thanks for the support.

    Eddy Salomon - October 7, 2009 Reply

    I’m sorry to hear about the cable company internet situation. But you’re right you did help put the idea out there for others. So that is good. Hopefully in time high speed internet will be available in all areas. A great nation like this should have things like this in place as well as other services that every American should have the right to. In any event, you have a great attitude and I’m glad you’re pushing forward and won’t take this set back. It’s that type of attitude that leads to success. So keep at it.

Mary - October 6, 2009 Reply

Hi, Eddy. Just to let you know that I came across a program that i can afford. It is through a cable company that has expanded into phones & internet.
The only package is 3 meg, but my telephone won’t be busy when i am using the computer & should be much faster. They are coming to install it tomorrow, so I will have to notify everyone of my new email address. Now to find some work! This site is an inspiration!

    Eddy Salomon - October 6, 2009 Reply

    That’s great news Mary! I use my cable company for my phone and internet usage as well and it’s great! It never occurred to me to suggest that. I just made the assumption that everyone has explored that option or is already on it. I won’t make that mistake anymore. lol I thank you for teaching me something today Mary. It’s wonderful when we all can learn things together. I’m very excited for you. At least technology won’t be a limiting factor now. So congrats!

Scott Meckley - October 4, 2009 Reply

I was born with spinabifida. The doctors though couldn’t figure out what i had. When i was 19 I went to a chiropractor and he is the one that found that i have it. My spinabifida and my hand muscle coordination causes struggles with my jobs with the excpetion of my current job. The only problem with my current job is it is only 10-15 hours a week and the only reason i barely get by is because i don’t have a truck payment. The problem with most jobs is that they are too physically strainous or so extremly stressful that i would have a nervous breakdown working in a fast food joint. I am involved with two MLMS and it’s very difficult to sell stuff to people. I need a job that i can do from home that is real and legit. If they had a job to where you fold inserts and maybe put them into envelopes for a company (like Sears not that i think sears has that) then i’d do that. I also don’t get treated the same as everyone else when they find out you have a disablility and also it takes me longer to learn a job. The thing is though when i learn the job i don’t get the same respect as someone who learned it quickly because i’m not a corporate kissup. I’ll be nice but i won’t be extra nice to a boss just to get a bigger and better raise. i was looking into LiveOps and West At Home but the problem i have is I have to have high speed internet and i only have dialup. I even tried and talk to a local place in town and i can’t get faster internet where I live. another problem i run into is some places want you to take a survey which is fine but afterwards they want you to purchase a product. If anyone knows of a real and legit home based job that don’t cost a lot and can help me make some money from home and i don’t need a fast internet connection to do it let me know.

    Eddy Salomon - October 4, 2009 Reply

    Hi Scott,

    Thanks for sharing your story with me. I can’t even imagine what you’ve gone through. But it’s admirable that you’re pushing forward and still looking to do things that will better your life. Let me address some of the things you’ve mentioned.
    1. I’m not big on MLMs because you’re usually selling stuff people don’t want or need. You even end buying the products you don’t want or need all for the hope of making money. I can’t say all MLMs work this way. But in my experience many do so it doesn’t surprise me the experience you had. Many do.

    2. There are no such thing as envelope stuffing jobs. That’s a common myth. This leads me to believe you aren’t really familiar with my scam section: http://www.workathomenoscams.com/scams
    Before you do anything else, head over there and read that page from top to bottom including the video, articles and comments. You’ll learn a great deal about this industry and will avoid a lot of common scams. Trust me when I say you’ll be in a better situation if you take the time to do that.

    3. Real surveys don’t require that you buy anything. Sounds like you might be confusing get paid to try offers. Read the following articles to clear this up:
    http://www.workathomenoscams.com/2007/12/13/top-5-paid-online-survey-websites/
    http://www.workathomenoscams.com/2007/08/21/paid-surveys-online-are-they-all-scams/
    http://www.workathomenoscams.com/2008/03/10/if-you-dont-work-for-this-company-youll-kick-yourself-later/
    http://www.workathomenoscams.com/2008/05/07/getpaidtotryoffers/

    And finally High speed internet is a basic requirement for most work at home jobs or opportunities. So unfortunately you’re severely limited with your options. I wish I had better news in that respect but I really don’t.
    You may want to try some of the non-traditional opportunities listed on the following page: http://www.workathomenoscams.com/recommendations The amazon opportunity listed there may be a good start for you. You should also give some of the links in the above article a try since they’re meant to help people work at home that have disabilities.

    In any event, I hope this helps. I wish I could provide you with more options but my hands are sort of tied in this situation.

Mary - October 1, 2009 Reply

Thanks for the information. I am currently trying to find something that doen’t take alot of online time until I get a little ahead & can get the dish for my highspeed. Others in my area can use AT&T or our local cable company for highspeed, but I guess because I live in an older mobile home park, it simply isn’t available. My telephone is AT&T, so don’t understand why I can receive their service & not highspeed. I am trying to find assembly work or packaging work that doesn’t rely on my spending too much time online until I get that dish which is only around $70.00 a month, but alot when you don’t have it! My boyfriend has just moved out with me because I have just gotten to the point that caring for my space is too much, especially in winter. With all the leaves & tending the woodstove, my legs aren’t happy & my balance is getting worse, so am afraid of falling onto the woodstove. Maybe in a few months we can afford that dish. Thanks for your support & this site for those of us like me. I don’t even drive often at all because I am afraid with my numb feet, I can’t feel the pedals well & don’t want to cause an accident. So, I am just soldiering on!!

Pamada - September 26, 2009 Reply

I was a former secretary. I was diagnosed as having Myasthenia Gravis. I am unable to work long. Every four hours I have to take a tablet to gain strength. The medication is expensive.My brother who supported me died of cancer recently and I want find some way to support my medical expenses. Hence, looking for a free subscription online job. preferably typing organising data entry etc. Thank you.

Jill - September 26, 2009 Reply

You should try contractxchange. They are a real good company to work for. It is phone work that is why I am not working for them because I have small kids. You will need high speed internet. I would really suggest contractxchange for people really needing work. They respond quickly to your application. They are always hiring for companies like Shopping Channel etc.

Mary - September 21, 2009 Reply

I too am looking for work at home. I have been scammed several times. I know in California that I can earn up to $960.00 a month above my current income through SSDI. The deal is that the state considers you independant at that time. Who can live on that?? So, am looking for something that I can just live a little more comfortably. Like not have to go to the food bank. Was wonderful to find this site. I intend to check out the sites listed above. Unfortunately, I can’t afford a dish to not be on dial up, so try to restrict my time. Also have a hard time watching videos because of my connection. I don’t want much, just something legit. Thanks again for this site. Hope you reply. Then I will know this is for real!! Mary.

    Eddy Salomon - September 21, 2009 Reply

    Hi Mary,

    Sorry to hear about your experiences. But being scammed while searching for work at home is like a right of passage
    we all go through. Just don’t let it jade you and dissuade you from your goals. It should be used as fuel to succeed. In any event,
    your first step is to actually check out the links in the article. They will help you.

    I hate to be the bearer of bad news but having dial up is a huge disadvantage in this day and age. So many opportunities and job require high speed for work, to watching videos, etc. So I’m not really sure how good your chances of landing a job will be. Maybe you can visit your local library or any facilities that have free high speed internet access and try do some of your surfing and work there. But truth be told, high speed internet access is one the basic requirements for most of the opportunities.

    I wish I could be of more assistance but my hands are sort of tied in this situation. Sorry.

    P.S. Yes I am real and so are all the comments on the site, good and bad. I know there are a lot of fake blogs and sites out there. We’re not one of them. 😉

dora - September 18, 2009 Reply

Hello to all my name is Dora Jackson and I have a disablity, but I repeat I have a disability but there is nothing wrong with my brain, I have been searching for several months trying to find something legit to do at home, but no luck any help I can get would be appreciate. I live alone and my check is not enough to cover my bills and I am not looking for a hand out I just need some help. Any suggestion would be appreciation. I have seen every web sight people calling my house asking for money that I don’t have. The majority of work at home are all scams I have lost a few dollars that I couldn’t afford from people that promised to help.

    Eddy Salomon - September 19, 2009 Reply

    Hi Dora,

    My suggestion is to read the article above and try using the links I provided that are specifically for good people like yourself that are disabled but want to work. It’s the whole reason I wrote the article. lol
    In terms of scams, they are also easy to avoid. Visit the following page: http://www.workathomenoscams.com/scams and watch the video listed there. You can apply that to any company and avoid a lot of problems that way.
    If you actually take the time to read about the other scams listed there and the comments you’ll have a wealth of information that will help you. At the end of the day, everything you need is on this site. It’s just a matter of actually
    reading it and applying it.

    Good luck.

Callie - August 3, 2009 Reply

Hello to all!

Another great company to add to the list above is Overflow.

Overflow is a company dedicated to “empowering persons with disabilities” by offering work from home call center opportunities to persons with disabilities, older mature adults, American Veterans and other qualified home-bound individuals.

For more info you can visit Overflow as per:
http://www.workathomecareers.com/workathomejobs/view.php?id=4951&page=0&cat=36

Best wishes and many blessings! 😉

    Eddy Salomon - August 3, 2009 Reply

    As always, Callie you’re just a source of great information!

Tamra Nofsinger - May 31, 2009 Reply

Dear Mr. Solomon,
I want to say a big “THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU” for this posting of jobs for the disabled! I am on supplemental SSI because of my back. I have had 3 major back surgeries and am still not able to work full time. My Dr. said if he has to operate on me one more time I will more than likely be paralyzed! No fun! But, I have been looking for a part-time job that I can do at home to where if I have to, I can lay down with my back. I am always in pain! I wish I never had a back problem. A long time ago when my back was in good condition after my 1st operation, I was working 3 jobs! I had 2 part time ones and a full time midnight job! I worked them all for 3 months, then quit one of the part time jobs. Then, I worked the other 2 for 3 more months, then the one part time business went out of business. Then, I just worked the full time job until I had my baby at the time. I love to work, and if I was able, I would probably have 3 jobs again!!!! But, my back keeps me down now. But, when you sent me this post on my email, I was thrilled!!!!! I am going to apply for a part time job on these websites you posted! THANK YOU SO MUCH AGAIN!!!!!!! I REALLY APPRECIATE IT!!!!! If you happen to find anymore of these websites, please email me and let me know!

Sincerely,
Tamra

    Eddy Salomon - May 31, 2009 Reply

    Hi Tamra,
    You’re so welcome. I admire your spirit and determination to work. We need more people like you in this country.

Jeananne - April 27, 2009 Reply

Found your website through an article on Ive tried that…bravo. To all of you pwd’s out there harass your state vocational rehabilitation to check out this website and others that promote home based work. I have a small business processing medical claims at home and have been doing it for 10 years! I got my doctors because someone helped me get my first job. I have had 5 doctors and now I am down to one! Health care might not be as recession proof as you think! Anyhow legitimate work at home jobs are hard to find! I too have 3 degrees and can only type by using a mouth stick..takes me awhile but I get it done! Going to contact the ticket to work folks and check this out…thanks for being here all this stuff on the web and sooooo much to find it!

    Eddy Salomon - April 27, 2009 Reply

    Hey Jeananne,

    Welcome to our blog and thanks for the kind words. We love the guys over on http://www.IveTriedThat.com We’re all just trying to do our part to help folks find legit work at home and avoid scams. Maybe some of those state vocational facilities will hear your plea. I’m so sorry to hear about the decline in your business. I’m sure things will pick up eventually. You just need to ride the wave until then. But in the mean time, the resources in the article above should help. Good luck & thanks for stopping by and chiming in. We appreciate it. Keep us updated.

Joanie Parker - April 16, 2009 Reply

hi, i am mentally disabled and I have a tendency to be depressed and gloomy as well and dwell on the past.
Reading these posts are very inspiring. Keep it up.
I am glad to know that there are work at home jobs for disabled people. That is terrific news for me, because I have a tendency to get stressed out easily and I am more comfortable at home.

    Eddy Salomon - April 16, 2009 Reply

    Hi Joanie,

    Welcome to our blog. You have friends here. I’m glad this article gives you hope. Please be sure to give the resources listed a try. With any luck, you’ll be able to land a job with one these organizations.
    Good luck and welcome again. We’re glad to have you here.

Starr - March 17, 2009 Reply

I wish I could say I was put on ssi or disability, but was denied. they said my nervous break down wasn’t a good enough reason to be put on disability. what they don’t tell you when you graduate from college and start your first “real world job” is weather or not to disclose your disabilities, and if those will hinder your ability to find a job. it took me over a year to find my first one, which wasn’t a right fit, and now this one- caused (largely because it’s a toxic work environment) me to have a complete meltdown at work on my lunchbreak. I have Major depression, fibromyalgia, ptsd, ocd (compulsive picking disorder), ADHD, panic attacks, Borderline personality disorder, rotational Scoliosis in my neck and lower back (that got so bad I actually have shrunk in height), and other problems. Suffice it to say, I have called my local BVR, and talked about it extensively with my therapist and psychiatrist. Now all I need to do is have a new primary care physician to back it up and I should be set, right? LOL. that is if my job decides to not fire me for calling off because of a bad fibro flare up- it was so bad I couldn’t sleep even with percocet and robaxin, and a 25mg of rozerum. I woke up and it felt like my whole body was dipped in an acid bath, and on fire. I’m in so much pain, and I’m so damn tired. I wish people realized that this isn’t in our heads. Even my mom said to me this morning, I think this is tied to your emotional stuff and you need to recognize that. OK. whatever. I’m emotionally hurting. Right. Please. step into my body for 10 minutes, then say that. guh. anyway, thanks for these great resources. Any links or suggestions for someone in the NE area, like OHIO, NY, Pennsylvania area? I called our local BVR and they took my info and said “we’re sending you a pamphlet, aka=-“we’ll be in touch” well if I lose my job, that’s not gonna cut it. I suppose I could look at it as a blessing in disguise, considering how much I loath the job, but I need the income to pay my car payments and other bills. not to meantion my health benefits. I’m in deep mega trouble without those….

Bethany - March 7, 2009 Reply

@Gill Miles:
@Bob:and all that it can help!
Please feel free to check out where I work-I was working when I stumbled on to this site. If you have and can use a computer, scanner, printer and phone, I can hook you up. They are a TICKET TO WORK employment network associated company with the SSA. I love it, they train you at home too. I got in on the ground floor and they are filled up with the main people, but part of my training in HR is to get 5 people hired, so you would have to go through me at aikenbethany@yahoo.com. BUT don’t fret- there are so many EN’s on this program-check it out – if you are on disability you can work and keep your benefits too! Wish you all the best!

Donna - March 3, 2009 Reply

Eddy,
Just to let you know. If you are having seisures all the time, there are not many (if any) places that are going to hire you. Therefore I believe I am disabled. Thank you for the information that you gave me.
Donna

    Eddy Salomon - March 3, 2009 Reply

    Understood. But my mother felt she was disabled but the government didn’t think so until it was confirmed by a doctor and then submitted to the government which
    then gave her the designation of disabled which qualified her for certain benefits and programs like the sites that cater to the disabled listed above.
    So certain programs will need an official designation if you don’t have one already. But based on the severity of your condition, I’m assuming you do have one which
    should qualify you for the help from the sites listed in the article.

Donna - March 3, 2009 Reply

Hi,
I’m looking for an online job, but I have no money whatsoever to put into it right now. I have epilepsy and I can’t drive anymore. I’m 43 years old and it is just about to kill me having absolutely no money coming in. I do have bills and I think they are fixing to take my land from me since I have’nt been able to pay them anything in almost 3 months. Please let me know what is the best thing I can do.
Donna

    Eddy Salomon - March 3, 2009 Reply

    Hi Donna,

    If you’re officially disabled then use the websites we listed in the article above and see if they can help you with a job.
    In terms of folks trying to take your land. You may need to talk to the people that manage your mortgage. Banks
    aren’t really all that enthusiastic to be foreclosing on people because they can’t really easily sell that stuff anymore.
    So try calling your bank and working something out. You would be surprised how accommodating they are now.

    If you’re not disabled then check out the work at home guide we created on the following page:
    http://www.workathomenoscams.com/workathomeguide
    It will give you everything you need to know to find a work at home job or opportunity. It will
    also guide you on how to avoid scams.

    Between the article above and the guide, you have all the information you need. But you need to actually go through it all
    for it to be useful.

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