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Contact Us

125 N. Main St., Rear 
Bel Air, Maryland 21014
Tel: 410.803.8726
Fax: 410.803.8732


You are here: What we believe

Call our toll-free telephone line
1-855-384-2844

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.

What we believe

At The Maryland Employment Network we promote employment for Social Security beneficiaries who want to work.

Financial security . . . meaningful work . . . new friends and colleagues

We believe that paid, competitive employment is an important part of recovery from serious mental illness. Employment provides a chance to be productive, to develop new skills and to meet people.

Most Social Security disability beneficiaries who go to work will have a higher income, allowing them to more freedom to shop, enjoy life and build a savings for the future.

Going to work can be confusing and frightening, we know. However, many people want to find and keep jobs.

One of the most important supports that we offer is personalized benefits counseling. These individualized sessions with a trained benefits counselor will help you understand Social Security's work incentives and safety nets.