Benefits Counseling

Do you want to work, but don’t know how your benefits will be affected? Or have you had to stop work because of disability and need to apply for benefits? Social Security Benefits, Medi-Cal and Medicare are complex public benefit programs.

FREED staff will assist individuals on public benefits in the process of going back to work. Our staff will also assist in the application process to acquire public benefits. Information and assistance will be provided in areas such as:

  • work incentive programs and the employment rights of persons with disabilities as provided under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
  • for those evaluating a return to the workforce, information about the impact on financial and health benefits such a decision might have
  • information on work incentive issues including the PASS program