Work Incentives

The Basics

Work incentives are rules that make it easier for people with disabilities who get public benefits to become self-sufficient by helping them when they want to work. Work incentives can allow you to keep your benefits and save for your future while you work. They can help you start a business or save money to go to school. Work incentives also make it easier to start benefits again if you need them.

The first 2 pages of this article discuss how incentives can help you if you get Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). The article then looks at incentives that help you if you get Medicare or Medical Assistance (MA). Each page explains how these incentives function and how they help you if you get a job.

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