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Impact on Benefits

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How employment can affect benefits

Having a job can mean increased income for you and your family. Working in the community can also help you to increase your independence and empower you to create more opportunities for the way you want to live your life. We also know that working opens doors and offers you more choices.

Considering employment can be a big change—and it may bring several questions about what that means for you. You may be afraid that you will lose your health benefits if you go to work. Arm yourself with information so that you can make decisions based on facts, not fear.

Use the External Resources links in the box on the right above for more information about how employment may affect your benefits. OOD also offers consultation services for individuals receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and/or Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) to understand the impact of employment on disability and other benefits.