Benefits Planning

 

Benefits Planning Helps You Succeed

Benefits Planning helps you understand the impact of work on your benefits such as cash, medical, housing, personal care services and food benefits.

 

A benefits advisor can help you explore work incentives, develop a plan to transition to work or explore how your benefits will be impacted when your work situation changes – such as an increase in hours or a career change.

 

Are you receiving Disability Benefits and…Considering earning more due to increased hours, a promotion or career change?

  • Concerned about changes in your Social Security benefits due to an increase in your income?
  • Worried that you could lose your Medicaid or other medical eligibility?

Benefits planning can help find the answers to these and other questions for workers with developmental disabilities who need benefits and services to live, work and participate in life.

 

WORK AND EARN WITHOUT RISKING NEEDED BENEFITS

 

Benefits Planning Recourse Section
 

BenefitU Planning Resources

https://www.benefitu.org/

 

Resources for both Washington State and national benefits are included.  This includes both informational sheets and videos on SSI and SSDI cash benefits, Medicare and Medicaid.
A COVID-19 page includes information on the 2020 CARES act and information on continued Medicaid eligibility in Washington State during this public health emergency.

 

  • Benefit Planning Services through Benefit U
    Click on your county, if available, to book a new customer intake meeting and fill out the necessary intake forms. A color-coded map illustrates which Washington Counties are currently open for services.
    Bulletin (pdf)  page 1 and page 2 

  • Benefits.gov – https://www.benefits.gov/
    Site includes nationwide information on programs available including employment accommodations, housing programs.  Articles on current events and resources are included.
Social Security Publications & Medicaid (Apple Health):

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