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“My dream is to have a career that allows me to support myself without having to pinch pennies every month — the same aspirations as everybody.”
– A Hub user

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Earned income

Maybe you're just finishing high school, college or trade school, or you're looking for a part-time summer job. If you're thinking about going to work, this information is for you.

Lots of people with disabilities have jobs they enjoy. With the right supports, you can be successful at work, too. Getting the right training, preparation and workplace accommodations can help you have a career that will let you earn your own money and be as independent as you want. A job can also help you meet people and make new friends.

If you're getting benefits, they might change if you get a job. Still, benefits like Medical Assistance, or MA, and Supplemental Security Income, or SSI, are designed so that people who work end up better off.

Disability Benefits 101

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