Benefits for Young People

The Basics

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

This article discusses why benefits matter, what the most common benefits are, and how you can get them. It also explains 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.

There's extra attention on how the rules change depending on your age, so that you can know your options as you get older.

Note: DB101 keeps track of changes to health coverage and related laws. DB101 has been and will continue to be updated to reflect any changes. For news related to health coverage, visit the Kaiser Family Foundation.

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