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) uses Social Security’s Ticket to Work program and personalized benefits counseling to help Social Security disability beneficiaries to go to work and stay employed.
For many, work is an essential part of recovery from physical and/or mental illness. Going to work can be confusing and frightening, we know. However, many people want to find and keep jobs.The MMHEN will work with you so that you have all of the facts about going to work and how work affects your Social Security disability cash and health benefits. This way, you can make the best choices for yourself about this important decision.
The Maryland Mental Hygiene Administration funds the Maryland Mental Health Employment Network. Taking part in our programs is free and voluntary.