Managing Your Work Incentives

Managing work incentives is like playing a hand of cards you’ve been dealt — you can only use certain ones under certain conditions and at certain times. However, if you understand the rules of the game and know how to play your cards right, the chances of you winning increase!

Work Incentives

The work incentives available to you depend on the type of disability benefit you get. Look below and see which ones apply to which benefit program.

 

BASIC WORK INCENTIVES AVAILABLE UNDER

SSI Only

SSI or SSDI

SSDI Only

-Student Earned Income Exclusion-

-Blind Work Expenses-

-Impairment Related Work Expenses-

-Expedited Reinstatement-

-Plan to Achieve Self-Support-

-Trial Work Period-

-Extended Period of Eligibility-

The most important thing is: these work incentives let you try working and either keep your cash payments longer and or keep a bigger portion of them while preserving your health insurance.