The Basics

Benefits programs give you resources that help make your life better. For most young people with disabilities, the benefits that help you the most supply you with health care coverage and money.

In this article, we discuss why benefits matter, what the most common benefits are, and how you can get them. We also explain how, if you get a job and save some money, you can still get good health coverage and may be able to keep getting cash benefits.

The article pays particular attention to how the rules change depending on your age and how that impacts the benefits you are eligible to get. These rules are explained clearly and concisely, so you can figure out how to apply for benefits, no matter what your age.

Nota: La Ley de cuidado de salud de bajo costo (ACA por sus siglas en inglés) ha significado cambios importantes en el sistema de atención para la salud. La ley ha entrado en efecto gradualmente durante varios años y DB101 continuará dando seguimiento a los cambios. Para obtener más detalles acerca de las reformas al sistema de salud, puede visitar cuidadodesalud.gov.