How Health Benefits Work

Next Steps

Learn more about Medicaid

Ticket to Work

Social Security’s Ticket to Work Program helps people with disabilities who get Social Security benefits re-enter the workforce and become more independent. The Ticket to Work Program offers free access to employment-related services, such as training, transportation, and vocational rehabilitation. You can call the Ticket to Work Help Line at 1-866-968-7842 or 1-866-833-2967 (TTY).

Get Help with Your Benefits

A trained benefits expert can help you understand your benefits programs. Exactly who you need to contact depends on your situation and the benefits you get.

View DB101's full list of experts who can help you understand different benefits.

Apply for Medicaid or HBWD

You can apply for Medicaid, All Kids, SNAP, TANF, and other Illinois programs:

The ABE website answers frequently asked questions, including explaining what information you'll need to fill out an application.

You can apply for Health Benefits for Workers with Disabilities (HBWD):

For more information or to get an application mailed to you, talk to a Health Benefits for Workers with Disabilities (HBWD) expert at 1-800-226-0768 or 1-866-675-8440 (TTY).

Learn more about Medicare

Learn more about employer-sponsored coverage

To learn more about employer-sponsored coverage, talk to your employer’s Human Resources department. It will know about the specifics of the health coverage options it offers.

Learn more about individual coverage

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