The longer you work, the more opportunities you will have to increase your income and contribute to your financial security. Many tools can help you learn how to manage your money now so you can afford today’s needs and also fund your future goals, whatever they may be – such as buying a home, going on vacation, or saving for retirement. On this page, you will find answers to important questions and additional resources that can help you take steps to build savings while you work. You may also explore the “Retiring” resources and tools on this website to be certain that your increased financial stability leads to a secure retirement.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Learn how employment supports and work incentives can help protect your cash and medical benefits while you work.
- The nature of your job may have changed, perhaps due to COVID 19, or perhaps due to a planned decision within your company. Learn more about accessibility and employment resources to help assess and meet your conditions for successful employment.
- Learn about some helpful tips for being an effective teleworker.
- ABLE Accounts can be used for qualified disability expenses – things that improve your quality of life – such as items you pay for to go to work. Information on ABLE is also available in Spanish.
- If you receive SSI or SSDI, items you pay for to go to work because of your disability may count as a work incentive called Impairment Related Work Expenses. Call the SSA-funded Ticket to Work Help Line at 1-866-968-7842 or 1-866-833-2967 (TTY) Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET for more information and to get connected to a Community Work Incentive Counselor for free help reporting your work to SSA and claiming your work incentive.