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What happens to my benefits if I work?

Benefits are sometimes complicated to understand, but there is good news about benefits and work. According to the Social Security Administration’s Red Book, the Social Security Work Incentives are policies and services that act as employment supports for people with disabilities. The Red Book is one way to find rules the SSA uses when they make their decisions. People fear that their eligibility for benefits ends when they work. Yet, most people who work part-time are able to keep benefits for long periods of time.

Other websites and resources about benefits:
Benefits for People with Disabilities
Work Incentive Planning and Assistance (WIPA)
Work Incentives General Information
Working While Disabled: How we can help (2018)
Frequently Asked Questions from the Social Security Administration.

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