Work Incentives

Many Social Security disability beneficiaries hesitate to participate in return-to-work efforts because they fear paid employment will cause them to lose critical cash benefits and health insurance.  In most cases, this fear is unjustified, as the Social Security disability programs include many work incentives designed to encourage and facilitate employment.

Work Incentives:

  • Make it possible for SSDI and SSI beneficiaries to work and still receive monthly cash payments and Medicare or Medicaid.
  • Support beneficiaries in exploring and trying employment.
  • Encourage beneficiaries to work.
  • Reward employment activity.
Work Incentive