Newsline Volume 31, Number 1

Social Security and Health Benefits for Young People with Disabilities Who Go to Work

By Melanie Jordan, Institute for Community Inclusion

Did you know that Social Security and MassHealth programs have work incentives that can provide a “safety net” for young people with disabilities who want to give work a try?

Going to Work: A Guide to Social Security Benefits and Employment for Young People with Disabilities (2010 edition) is an easy-to-read, family-friendly booklet that explains how benefits are affected by paid employment. The booklet can be downloaded free of charge in both English (www.community inclusion.org/pdf/GTW2010.pdf) and Spanish (www.communityinclusion.org/pdf/GTW2010_spanish_F.pdf). To receive print copies, contact Melanie Jordan at 617-287-4327 or melanie.jordan@umb.edu. Social Security and Health Benefits for Young People with Disabilities Who Go to Work By Melanie Jordan, Institute for Community Inclusion

This publication is sponsored by Work Without Limits, a Massachusetts Disability Employment Initiative funded by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CFDA No. 93.768) and managed through a partnership by UMass Medical School Center for Health Policy and Research, UMass Boston Institute for Community Inclusion, and Massachusetts Executive Office of Health and Human Services. Visit www.workwithoutlimits.org for more information.