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Benefits of Going to Work

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Review the Benefits of Going to Work Fact Sheet along with any other resources and complete the activity below.

Think about...

  • What can you gain from getting a job and going to work?
  • What are SSI benefits and how might they affect your decision about going to work?
  • Why is it important to talk to a benefits counselor if you receive SSI benefits?
  • Why is it important to review your benefits when you are getting close to turning 18?
  • How might getting SSI benefits affect your decisions about a job?

Instructions

  • Open the SSI Benefits and Working Activity - CLICK HERE
  • Download the SSI and Benefits of Working Activity Cards
  • Each card includes a step in the process of getting help with understanding the benefits process
  • Read through the steps on each card
  • Sequence the steps by putting them in the correct order

Review the Benefits of Going to Work Fact Sheet along with any other resources and complete the activity below.

Instructions

  • Download the Interview Questions and Recording Form
  • Choose five questions from this list that interest you or write your own questions that you want answered about the Benefits to Work program
  • Contact a Benefits to Work counselor and set up a meeting virtually or on the phone
  • Answer the reflection questions as you think about your experience talking with a Benefits to Work counselor

Reflect

  • What are some benefits you may gain from getting a job and going to work?
  • If you receive SSI benefits, would you want to meet with a benefits counselor?
  • Why is understanding how going to work couldimpact your SSI benefits important?
  • What other resources could you use to find out more about SSI and your benefits?
  • What other information do you think you need to feel prepared to be responsible for your SSI benefits when you turn 18?

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