Essential Workers and Benefits

April 16, 2020
Submitted by: Eitas

Two brothers are employed at a local grocery store. They receive SSDI benefits, but due to the increased demand in the stores, both of them had been scheduled additional hours. While their mother was happy they could help, this added a stress at home as she wasn’t sure how the extra income would impact their benefits and of course her concern over the increased risk of exposure. I was able to talk to the mom about how earned income would affect their benefits and while I was not able to answer all of her questions (due to not knowing their past earnings history), I was able to provide some reassurance to her. They have also agreed to work with me to develop and Benefits Analysis and Summary Report. The knowledge gained from that should be very helpful to the family.