Work Incentives Planning and Assistance FAQ
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?
Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and/or Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
How can I verify my benefits?
See our resource: Verification of Social Security & Other Public Benefits/MA
How can work impact my cash benefits and how can work incentives help me?
Can I work and keep my health insurance?
For SSI: Read MassHealth Plans for People with Disabilities.
For SSDI: Read Medicare, Social Security Disability Insurance & Work.
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. Read Social Security Reporting Requirements.
Where can I get free benefits counseling?
In Massachusetts, there are two programs that provide free CWIC services: Work Without Limits Benefits Counseling and Project IMPACT (Individual Members Planning and Accessing Choices Together). Learn how to Contact a Community Work Incentives Coordinator (CWIC).
Fact Sheets on:
- General Information
- Public Health Insurance
- Career Goals
- Other Public Benefits
- Special Populations
The Community Resource Guide provides a brief description and links for each organization and program’s website, which includes:
- Public Benefit Programs
- Benefits Counseling
- Employment Support Programs
- Benefits & Legal Advocacy
This web page was developed at U.S. taxpayer expense and is funded through a Social Security cooperative agreement. Although Social Security reviewed this document for accuracy, it does not constitute an official Social Security communication.