How much can I work when I receive Social Security disability benefits?
Will I lose my health coverage if I go to work?
What if I go to work and then my disability gets worse?
Consumers, families, advocates and professionals:
Do you have questions about Social Security’s work incentives and safety nets?
We open our toll-free telephone line on Mondays from 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. and on Thursdays from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. to anyone. Call 1-855-384-2844.
You will speak with Shannon Smiles, a Certified Work Incentive Coordinator (CWIC).
This is a free, confidential service to help you make informed choices about going to work.
The Maryland Mental Health Employment Network develops and promotes employment opportunities for individuals who have experienced mental illness. At no charge, we:
We believe that employment is an important part of recovery from mental illness as well as a return to economic independence. We encourage program participants to work in order to reduce reliance on public entitlements, including Social Security disability benefits.
The MMHEN is a non-profit statewide program, located in Bel Air, Maryland. We receive funds from The Maryland Mental Hygiene Administration and Social Security’s Ticket to Work program.