Continuing disability benefits while working
You may be able to continue receiving government disability benefits while holding a paying job. Learn about the work rules for each program.
Receiving Medicaid while working
Visit Social Security's Continued Medicaid Eligibility page to find:
- The qualifications for continuing Medicaid coverage while working
- The earnings threshold for your state. This is the most you can earn and still receive Medicaid.
Receiving SSI and SSDI while working
If you receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and/or Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), you may be able to work while keeping your benefits. But the benefit amount you receive may be reduced depending on how much money you earn from your job.
Read the publication Working While Disabled: How We Can Help from the Social Security Administration. It explains:
- How much money you can make and still keep your SSI or SSDI benefits.
- What information you must report to Social Security as an SSI or SSDI recipient if you start or stop working, or if your income changes.
- Ticket to Work and other employment support programs that help SSI and SSDI recipients train for and find jobs.
LAST UPDATED: December 6, 2023