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

In this article, we discuss why benefits matter, what the most common benefits are, and how you can get them. We also explain 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.

The article pays particular attention to how the rules change depending on your age and how that impacts the benefits you are eligible to get. These rules are explained clearly and concisely so you can figure out how to apply for benefits, no matter what your age.

Note: The Affordable Care Act (ACA) of 2010 has made big changes to our nation’s health care system and there will be more changes over the next few years. DB101 has been and will continue to be updated to reflect these changes. For more information, visit Healthcare.gov