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) participates in Social Security’s Ticket to Work program. We help Social Security disability beneficiaries who have mental health issues go to work and stay employed.
We work in partnership with the vocational programs in these community mental health agencies: Alliance (Belcamp), Cornerstone Montgomery, Goodwill (STEP), Humanim (Columbia), Mosaic (Timonium and Catonsville) and Upper Bay Counseling & Support Services (Harford and Cecil counties).
However, if you are a Social Security disability beneficiary who is not enrolled in one of these community agencies, we can also talk with you about whether we can accept your Ticket to Work.
Contact us to learn more. You can also download our brochure. It explains how you can take part in Social Security's Ticket to Work program and how to find a community agency whose services match your needs.
The Maryland Mental Hygiene Administration funds the Maryland Mental Health Employment Network. Taking part in our programs is free and voluntary.