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New Hampshire's Online Destination for Information about Benefits
Planning and Work Incentives for Individuals with Disabilities

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After graduating from college I worked as a Digital Mapping Technician with a budget that plans for my $776 in SSDI to end.

Tabatha W.
Keene, NH

Special Savings Programs

A variety of savings incentives exist to assist you in becoming more financially independent.  The programs are offered through a variety of different agencies in New Hampshire and  have financial eligibility requirements.

Individual Development Accounts are matched savings programs for people who work to assist people in accumulating the resources needed to buy a first home and/or paying for college expenses. For every dollar of earned income deposited into an IDA savings account, the account is matched by $3 dollars. Click Here for more details.

The Family Self Sufficiency Program is a savings program for people who work and qualify for the Section 8 program through a participating housing authority. The purpose of the program is to assist Section 8 eligible households to become financially independent.  Click Here for more details.

The Medicaid for Employed Adults with Disabilities Employability Account allows MEAD eligible workers to save money from wages in an “independence account” to be used for being as independent as possible in the community. Certain rules apply, speak with your Benefits Specialist if you qualify for SSI or Medicaid. Click Here for more details.

Plan for Achieving Self Support (PASS) is available from the Social Security Administration that allows workers who qualify for Supplemental Security Income to set aside money or things they own to pay for items or services needed to achieve a specific work goal. Certain rules apply, speak with your Benefits Specialist if you qualify for SSI or Medicaid. Click Here for more information.