A Guide to Benefits.gov for People with Disabilities

As a person with disability, you face a unique experience and may qualify for resources that can help you lead a more independent life, including income assistance, employment accommodations, caregiver programs, and more. Benefits.gov provides information on several programs available to citizens with disabilities.

The U.S. Social Security Administration pays disability benefits to people who are unable to work because of a medical condition expected to last at least one year. They provide assistance through two programs: Supplemental Security Income and the Social Security Disability Insurance Benefits program, which pays benefits to certain members of your family. You can find more information about receiving disability benefits on their disability planner.

The Office of Disability Employment Policy, within the Department of Labor, offers the Job Accommodation Network service, which provides free and confidential guidance on workplace accommodations and other disability employment issues. The Workforce Recruitment Program connects employers with college students and recent graduates with disabilities, helping eligible candidates navigate the job search and secure employment.

If you are a disabled veteran, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has resources for individuals who got sick or were injured while serving in the military, or if service worsened a pre-existing condition. The Caregiver Programs and Services provides support in caring for Veterans including travel expense, a monthly stipend, counseling, and access to health care benefits.

We encourage you to take our Benefit Finder questionnaire to see if you or a loved one qualify for benefits from other Federal agencies. We also have a short video providing tips for how to find information on disability assistance on Benefits.gov.

Social Security Disability Assistance
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