Benefits Counseling - FAQs

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?
    • It depends. Click here.
  • How can work impact my cash benefits and how can work incentives help me?
    • It depends. Click here if you get SSI or here if you get SSDI.
  • Can I work and keep my health insurance?
    • It depends. If you get SSI/MassHealth, click here. If you get SSDI/Medicare, click here.
  • Are there special programs that can help me achieve my career goals?
  • Can I get my benefits back if my case ever closes?
    • It depends. Click here.
  • How can work impact my other public benefits?
    • It depends. Click here.
  • What must I do when I work?
    • Report work activity and wages. Click here.
  • Where can I get free benefits counseling?

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