How Susan Did It

Susan was an architect and single mother. After an automobile accident, she spent 4 years without working due to disabilities caused by the accident. During that time, she got Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits and her son got Social Security Child’s Benefits. He was covered by Medical Assistance (MA) the whole time, while she started out with MA and later got Medicare. When she felt ready to start working again, she learned that there were work incentives for people with disabilities.

To improve her life situation, Susan:

After Susan had been working and making more than $1,220 per month for an entire year, she and Griffin stopped getting benefits from Social Security. At that point, Susan decided to start working full-time.