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 supply you with health care coverage and money.

In this article, we discuss why benefits matter, what the most common benefits are, and how you can get them. We also explain 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.

The article pays particular attention to how the rules change depending on your age and how that impacts the benefits you are eligible to get. These rules are explained clearly and concisely, so you can figure out how to apply for benefits, no matter what your age.

Note: DB101 keeps track of changes to health coverage and related laws. DB101 has been and will continue to be updated to reflect any changes. For news related to health coverage, visit Covered California.

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