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 (MMHEN) takes part in Social Security's Ticket to Work Program. We connect Social Security disability beneficiaries who have mental health issues with the services they need to go to work.
We do this in two ways:
We also provide free one-day training sessions around the State of Maryland so that consumers, families and professionals understand the basics of Social Security's powerful work incentives and safety nets. CEUs are available for this training through the University of Maryland's Evidence-Based Practice Center (EBPC).
The Maryland Mental Hygiene Administration funds the Maryland Mental Health Employment Network. Taking part in our programs is free and voluntary.