11. The Impact of Employment on Social Security Disability Benefits – How Working and Benefits Work Together

Did you know a person could earn $1200/month (gross) and still maintain eligibility for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI)?  Did you know a person eligible for SSI and Medicaid could earn over $25,000/year and still maintain eligibility for Medicaid? This presentation provides factual information on what Social Security allows for a person’s SSI or SSDI payment when a beneficiary goes to work.  Resources which can be used by the person receiving the benefit, family members, employment service providers and employers are provided, as well as information about ABLE accounts and Special Needs Trusts as ways to save without jeopardizing eligibility for other publicly funded benefits.

Carolyn Wheeler


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