Benefits 101: A Guided Study of Your Own Situation

Benefits 101: A Guided Study of Your Own Situation [Take course for credit.]

This one hour training is an overview of how earned income may affect eligibility for an entitlement to social security disability benefits and supplemental security income.

Course Objectives

  • Clarify the facts about the impact of work upon disability benefits and supplemental security income.
  • Provide you with the basic knowledge to make an informed decision about how obtaining employment may affect your financial situation.
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What You Need to Know About Your SSI When You Turn 18

What You Need to Know About Your SSI When You Turn 18 [link]

“This booklet is for youth who receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and their parents, teachers, health providers, caregivers, or representatives. It will help you prepare for the transition from school to adult life.

Many services and types of supports are available as you prepare to transition to higher education and employment.

This booklet will help you identify supports available from Social Security and other Federal and State agencies to help prepare for a successful transition to adulthood.”

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Working While Disabled — How We Can Help, 2019 (Social Security document)

Working While Disabled — How We Can Help, 2020 (Social Security document) [link]

Read this pamphlet to learn how Social Security’s work incentives and Ticket to Work programs can help people with disabilities who receive benefits and are interested in working.

“Special rules make it possible for people receiving Social Security disability bene ts or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) to work and still receive monthly payments.”

Work incentives include:

  • Continued cash benefits for a time while you work;
  • Continued Medicare or Medicaid while you work; and
  • Help with education, training, and rehabilitation to start a new line of work.
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Working While Disabled — How We Can Help, 2021 (Social Security document)

Working While Disabled — How We Can Help, 2021 (Social Security document) [link]

Read this pamphlet to learn how Social Security’s work incentives and Ticket to Work programs can help people with disabilities who receive benefits and are interested in working.

“Special rules make it possible for people receiving Social Security disability bene ts or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) to work and still receive monthly payments.”

Work incentives include:

  • Continued cash benefits for a time while you work;
  • Continued Medicare or Medicaid while you work; and
  • Help with education, training, and rehabilitation to start a new line of work.