Benefits Counseling: Get The Facts

In this section you can find links to valuable resources and fact sheets to help people with disabilities throughout their path to employment.

Community Resources | Fact sheets

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
  • SSI
  • SSDI
  • 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?

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.”