Social Security and Work
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.
A Desktop Guide to Social Security and SSI Work Incentives 2016
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.
Employment Supports/Work Incentive Programs - Monthly Wage Reporting and Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
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.
Employment Supports/Work Incentive Programs Under Title II -SSDI
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.
Employment Supports/Work Incentive Programs Under Title XVI –SSI
This is one of the most frequently asked questions, by a Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipient, who wants to work.
Independent Contractor or Self-Employed: Reporting Earned Income to Social Security
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.
Lump Sum Payments and SSI Eligibility
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.
The PABSS Program - Protection & Advocacy for Beneficiaries of Social Security
The PABSS Program is a federally funded initiative providing advocacy and support services to Social Security beneficiaries with disabilities, assisting them in addressing return-to-work issues and navigating employment-related benefits while safeguarding their health coverage.
Protection and Advocacy for Beneficiaries of Social Security – PABSS
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.
Public Benefits for People with Disabilities
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.
Self-employment Fact Sheet
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.