Understanding public benefits and work incentives

All public benefits programs in Minnesota support work through rules known as work incentives. By helping people when they want to work, incentives make it easier for people with disabilities to become self-sufficient — rather than rely on public benefits alone. 

Work incentives allow people to: 

  • Get benefits while working
  • Keep benefits longer while working
  • Get benefits back quickly if they've been discontinued but are needed again

 

Learn more

Work incentives: The basics | Disability Benefits 101

Fact sheet: SSI work incentives | Disability Benefits 101

Fact sheet: SSDI work incentives | Disability Benefits 101

Managing your benefits while working: The basics | Disability Benefits 101

 

Training courses

Public benefits: A bridge for people with disabilities | Disability Benefits 101

 

Videos

What is SSI? (4:55) | Disability Benefits 101

SSI and work (4:48) | Disability Benefits 101

SSI and youth who work (4:53) | Disability Benefits 101

What is SSDI? (3:46) | Disability Benefits 101

SSDI and planning for work (4:55) | Disability Benefits 101

SSDI work incentives (5:32) | Disability Benefits 101

Moving ahead with Minnesota benefits (5:00) | Disability Benefits 101

 

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