2. Paid Employment

The job seeker receives the same rate of pay and benefits as other employees did when they started doing the same job. Individuals receive their paycheques directly from the employer or the employer may deposit your cheque into your bank account.

You will get paid for the work you do. Your employer will pay you the same amount of money he or she pays others doing the same job. You have the right to ask for reasonable flexibility and support on the job and still get paid for the work you do. You will not be expected to make less money because of your disability. You have the right to equal pay in your job. As well, certain things at work may be adjusted for you if needed. This will not affect how much money you get paid for the job you do.

It is important to recognize the difference between volunteering and paid employment. Supported employment is about being paid a fair wage for doing a job.