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Question Can someone work and still receive disability benefits?

Answer Social Security rules make it possible for people to test their ability to work without losing their rights to cash benefits and Medicare or Medicaid. These rules are called 'work incentives.' The rules are different for title II and title XVI, but under both programs they may provide::

  • continued cash benefits;
  • continued help with medical bills;
  • help with work expenses or;
  • vocational training.
For more information about work incentives, ask any Social Security Office for a publication entitled the 'Red Book,' A Summary Guide to Employment Support for Individuals with Disabilities under the Social Security Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income Programs. View Red Book online.

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NYS OTDA Division of Disability Determinations

URL: http://otda.ny.gov/programs/disability-determinations/

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