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 you the most provide you with 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, and how that can affect the benefits you get. These rules are explained clearly, so that you can know your options, no matter what your age.

Note: DB101 keeps track of changes to health coverage and related laws. DB101 articles and tools have recently been updated to include MO HealthNet's expansion of coverage for adults 18-64 years old (Medicaid Expansion). Get more information about applying for this coverage.

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