Many students and families believe that once you get a job, your benefits (such as Social Security and Medicaid) will be cut. In many cases, students can work and continue to collect some type of benefit. It is important to learn about your options. There are many resources available to help you understand how a job affects your benefits. A benefits planner can help you understand how your specific circumstances can be affected by getting a job. To get more information, visit www.socialsecurity.gov or call 1-800-772-1213.