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Benefits Counseling and the Path to Employment

If you receive disability benefits (SSI/SSDI) and are considering returning to work – or working for the first time – you’re probably wondering how that income will affect your benefits. has resources that can help you make an informed decision.

Benefits Counseling is a free service offered by many Ticket to Work (Ticket) program service providers to explain how working will affect your federal and state benefits, including:

  • SSI and SSDI
  • Housing Assistance
  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)/food stamps
  • Healthcare benefits, including Medicare and Medicaid

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