Social Security and Work
Disclaimer: These materials are based on the law at the time we write them. We try to update our materials; however, laws are regularly changing. If you want to make sure the law has not changed, contact us or another legal source.
Special rules make it possible for people with disabilities receiving Social Security or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) to work and still receive monthly payments and Medicare or Medicaid. Social Security calls these employment supports “work incentives.
This publication explains how to report your wages when you get Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and why reporting your wages is necessary to avoid losing your SSI when you work.
This is one of the most frequently asked questions by a SSDI beneficiary who wants to work. The Social Security Administration (SSA) provides employment support/work incentive programs that can be used to assist in your work efforts.
This is one of the most frequently asked questions, by a Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipient, who wants to work.
This pub tells you when you have to report your self-employment or independent contractor earnings to Social Security. It tells you about “work incentives” so you can work and not lose your benefits. It has forms you can use to report your earnings. It tells you how to get help if you have questions about reporting your work.
This publication tells you how a lump sum payment can affect your SSI. Lump sums are things like a retroactive check, an inheritance or a gift. It gives different ideas for spending or saving the lump sum. It tells you how to report it to Social Security. It tells you how to get help if you have questions about lump sum payments.
Purpose of the PABSS Program
The purpose of the PABSS program is to provide SSI and SSDI beneficiary’s information and advice about obtaining vocational rehabilitation and other employment services.
The PABSS program is also required to provide advocacy and other services that a beneficiary needs to secure or regain gainful employment.
This pub tells you about “public benefits” for people with disabilities. The pub tells you about Social Security, Medi-Cal, and Medi-Cal for children. It also tells you about IHSS, general assistance, food stamps, and CalWORKs. It tells you what to do if you need help getting them.
This pub tells you about self-employment or having a business. It tells you why this is a good option, and how you can still keep your Social Security. It tells you what kind of businesses you can have. It tells you where to get help if you want to have a business.