Work Without Limits Benefits Counseling assists individuals with disabilities to understand how work earnings or wage increases affect eligibility for public benefits, such as SSI, SSDI, Medicaid, and/or Medicare.
Work Without Limits Benefits Counseling provides
- Information on how earnings will affect:
- Cash benefits (SSI/SSDI)
- Health insurance (MassHealth/Medicare)
- Other public benefits (Housing, SNAP, etc.)
- One-on-one counseling
- Trainings for consumers and providers
If you are looking for work or are working
- Work Without Limits 877-YES-WORK (877-937-9675).
If you’re not working, but have general questions
- Ticket to Work help line 866-968-7842 or 866-833-2967 (TTY)
- Review Work & Social Security Disability Benefits: You Can Make It Work! e-learning module
If you are currently receiving SSDI and/or SSI due to a disability and have questions about the impact of your work, please contact us:
If you are in need of benefits counseling in Massachusetts, there are two programs to assist you in understanding how work earnings may impact Social Security and other public benefits. The two programs are Work Without Limits Benefits Counseling Services and Project IMPACT.
Services include: One-on-one counseling, Benefits Summary and Analysis, Action plan, Follow-up Contact, Resources, and Problem Resolution
Program Service Areas
Our team of certified Community Work Incentives Coordinators serve Massachusetts residents in Berkshire, Franklin, Hampden, Hampshire, Middlesex and Worcester counties. We also provide benefits counseling to New York residents in Albany, Columbia, Greene, Rensselaer, Schenectady, Schoharie, and Washington counties. For a list of all the towns covered click here.
If you are a resident of Massachusetts counties: Bristol, Barnstable, Dukes, Essex, Nantucket, Norfolk, Plymouth, and Suffolk, contact Project IMPACT at 1-800-734-7475.
If you are receiving Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and/or Supplemental Security Income (SSI), you probably have wondered the following when thinking about work:
What are Social Security’s disability programs?
SSI and SSDI
How can I verify my benefits?
Can I get my benefits back if my case closes?
How can work impact my other public benefits?
What must I do when I work?
Report work activity and wages.
Where can I get free benefits counseling?
For More Information:
The Red Book serves as a general reference source about the employment-related provisions of the Social Security Disability Insurance and the Supplemental Security Income Programs for educators, advocates, rehabilitation professionals, and counselors who serve people with disabilities.
Work & Social Security Disability Benefits: You Can Make It Work! Our fun, self-paced e-learning module
Community Resource Guide (PDF)
This Community Resource Guide provides a brief description and links for each organization and program’s website. This is a condensed resource guide, which includes:
- Public Benefit Programs
- Benefits Counseling
- Employment Support Programs
- Benefits & Legal Advocacy
Work and Public Benefits Handbook (PDF)
This Work and Public Benefits Handbook contains a variety of fact sheets, including:
- General Information
- Public Health Insurance
- Career Goals
- Other Public Benefits
- Special Populations
“My Benefits Counselor was easy to talk to, caring, and highly informed. They were very thorough, answered my questions, and encouraged me to follow-up as needed.”
– Consumer Testimonial