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Iowa Disability Benefits Network

Welcome to the Iowa Disability Benefits Network Website

Lots of people with disabilities want to work, but don't for fear of losing their Social Security or health care benefits. It can be scary to think about going off benefits, but there are ways to explore working and maximize your income.

This website is here to help people understand how work earnings may impact their benefits and to provide resources that can help along the way.

People with disabilities can work!

It is important to remember these facts about benefits planning, working, and receiving Social Security benefits:

  • It is possible to work and keep Medicaid or Medicare in almost every case

  • It is possible to work and come out ahead financially even if benefits are reduced

  • It is possible to receive disability benefits again if they are lost due to employment

  • Benefits planning is not intended to force anyone off benefits, nor is it intended to help people maximize their benefits