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Know Your Benefits.

Shape Your Future.

Know Your Benefits.
Shape Your Future.

Welcome to BenefitU

BenefitU.org is your go-to website to navigate your benefits with confidence. Here, you can find information and resources to manage benefits, like Social Security, Medicare, and Washington State Medicaid. You can also create a benefits profile and learn how work and other life events might affect your benefits. Our mission is to give you the tools to make informed decisions so you can take control of your benefits and your future.

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Getting Started

At BenefitU.org, you will find information, tools, and tips about different benefits programs. You can also log into BenefitU and learn how income and life changes may affect your benefit situation.

If you have more questions or a problem with your benefits, visit the Get Help page. There, you can find links to government agencies, resources, and organizations that provide benefits planning services, including BenefitU.

BenefitU offers benefits planning to people age 14 or older who qualify for Washington State Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA). 

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Types of Benefits

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SSA Cash Benefits

The Social Security Administration offers federal cash benefits to people who have a disability which affects their ability to work. These include:

Cash benefits can help people meet their basic needs.

Types of Benefits

The Social Security Administration offers federal cash benefits to people who have a disability which affects their ability to work. These include Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), and Social Security Childhood Disability Beneficiary (SSCDB) benefits. Cash benefits can help people meet their basic needs.

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Medicaid and Medicare are types of public healthcare.

  • Medicaid is a joint federal and state program for people who have low income. It provides health coverage and can pay for important services, such as in-home support or employment assistance.
  • Medicare is our nation’s public health insurance. People who receive Title II benefits may be eligible for Medicare.

Other Benefits, such as Basic Food, Section 8 Housing, and Unemployment can help a person pay for their living costs. These benefits are often based on individual or household income or may be available when a life change happens.

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Saving Money While Receiving Benefits

Learn about ABLE, Trusts, and other programs where you can save money without losing important benefits.

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Saving Money While Receiving Benefits

Learn about ABLE, Trusts, and other programs where you can save money without losing important benefits.

Empower yourself with BenefitU's financial planning tools.

BenefitU calculators include:

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Calculator

Explore how your earned and unearned income, along with work incentives, impact your SSI benefits.

Student Earned Income Exclusion (SEIE) Calculator

Discover and track how much earned income you can exclude through the SEIE work incentive on a monthly and yearly basis.

Medicaid 1619(b) Calculator

Monitor your Medicaid eligibility and earnings against the annual Medicaid threshold under 1619(b).

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Tools and Resources

Information you can find in our Tools and Resources library:

For additional questions about BenefitU or this website, please email support@benefitu.org. Questions will be responded to within 2-3 business days.

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