Benefits Questions

How to Prepare For and What to Ask the Benefits Counselor

What to Bring

Is there anything I should bring to my meeting with the Benefits Counselor?

  • It is a good idea to take your SSA award letter with you. If you do not have a letter, you will need to know which benefits you have and the amount of money you receive.
  • If you have worked before, bring a copy of your work history. It is good information for the counselor
  • If you have received notice of under-payments or over-payments from SSA, you should bring the notice to the meeting.

Questions to Ask

What types of questions should I ask the Benefits Counselor?

  • How will work affect my benefits?
  • What will happen to my medical assistance if I start to work?
  • How often do I need to report my income to SSA?
  • If I lose my benefits because of work, will I be able to get them back?
  • If I go to work, will my dependents lose their benefits?

Your Benefits Counselor will be able to answer these and any other questions you might have. It is important for you to know that there are lots of ways to make work possible.