SSA Video: From Disability Benefits to Benefits Counseling - Michele Boardman's Success Story

Posted by Alexandra Kielty - On August 28, 2015 (EST)

The Social Security Administration (SSA) produced this video that shares information on work incentives that facilitate disability beneficiaries seeking employment.

A common myth about working and receiving Social Security disability benefits is that you will immediately lose your cash benefits and Medicare or Medicaid if you work. This actually is not the case. Social Security has work incentives that allow you to explore work options and still have access to your Medicare or Medicaid and some cash benefits. These work incentives, which include the Ticket to Work program, are available to support Social Security disability beneficiaries on their path to a financially independent future. In this new Ticket to Work video, Michele Boardman shares her story. Michele used work incentives to help pay for her education and vehicle modifications. Later, her knowledge of work incentives led her to a job as a Community Work Incentives Coordinator at AHEDD, an Employment Network (EN) which provides employment services to people with disabilities.

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