What is a Work Incentive?

Special rules make it possible for people with disabilities receiving Social Security or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) to work and still receive monthly payments and Medicare or Medicaid. Social Security calls these rules "work incentives."

Work Incentives: General Information

Work Incentives: Detailed Descriptions Chart

Red Book - Guide to Work Incentives

Plan to Achieve Self-Support

Medicare Resources

Medicare Information

Q&As on Extended Medicare

Qualified Disabled Working Individuals


Medicaid Resources

Medicaid Information

Medicaid Buy-In For Working People With Disabilities

Continued Medicaid Eligibility (Section 1619(B))

SSI State Threshold Amounts - Information tables that provide the earnings amounts that replace SSI and Medicaid benefits.


Other Policy Resources

Social Security Act - The complete listing of our statutes

SSA Regulations (20 CFR) - The full listing of our regulations as of April 1, 2006

POMS Sections - Complete listing of our programmatic procedures

Complete Social Security Rulings and Acquiescence Rulings - includes rulings for 1960 to date

Social Security Handbook