In this section you can find links to valuable resources and fact sheets to help people with disabilities throughout their path to employment.
Community Resource Guide (PDF | Word)
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 | Word)
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
Frequently Asked Questions
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?
How can work impact my cash benefits and how can work incentives help me?
If you get SSI or if you get SSDI.
Can I work and keep my health insurance?
If you get SSI/MassHealth or if you get SSDI/Medicare
Are there special programs that can help me achieve my career goals?
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:
Work & Social Security Disability Benefits: You Can Make It Work! Our fun, self-paced e-learning module
“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.”