The Office of Independent Living Services at the Colorado Division of Vocational Rehabilitation in partnership with the Colorado Centers for Independent Living and key Federal, State and local organizations aims to remove barriers experienced by Coloradans with disabilities leading to lower rates of employment, lower rates of educational achievement, lower community participation, and higher rates of poverty. This will be achieved through the implementation of a research study called Securing Employment and Economic Keys to Stability (SEEKS). SEEKS will deliver services to individuals applying for SSA disability benefits while concurrently receiving services from an employment specialist to obtain employment and a comprehensive benefits planner. This model not only adheres to the belief that people with disabilities contribute to the business bottom line in the competitive, integrated workforce, but also seeks to address limited economic resources experienced by people with disabilities through concurrent acquisition of SSA disability benefits. SEEKS objectives are: Objective 1: Connect persons with disabilities applying for SSI/SSDI with competitive employment; Objective 1a: Train CIL staff to utilize SOAR strategies; Objective 1b: Train CIL staff in Customized Employment; Objective 2: Provide comprehensive benefits counseling to persons with disabilities applying for SSI/SSDI; Objective 2a: Provide CPWIC Training to CIL staff so they can provide comprehensive benefit counseling to persons with disabilities applying for SSI/SSDI; and, Objective 3: Increase connections for persons with disabilities who are seeking independent living services.