Parent Focus: Four Ways Benefits Support Work

The Basics

Your child can work, even if he or she has a disability and gets benefits from Medicaid or Supplemental Security Income (SSI). In fact, Medicaid and SSI are designed so that people who work end up better off.

With a job, your child can:

  1. Keep Medicaid health coverage no matter how much the job pays
  2. Have more total income and keep getting SSI
  3. Save up some money and keep getting SSI
  4. Get back on SSI if it stops and is needed later

You can help your son or daughter plan for work. Get started by understanding these four ways benefits programs and a job can work together.

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