What is the Ticket to Work Program?
Choosing to work can change your life. If you have a disability and want to work, the Ticket to Work Program may be right for you. We will connect you with the right people to help you explore your options, prepare for work, or gain experience while staying in control of your benefit choices. If you are age 18 through 64 and receive Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) you already qualify. If you receive disability benefits from Social Security, then you know that getting those benefits took time, energy, and patience. In determining your eligibility for disability benefits, Social Security found that you could not earn enough money to support yourself. With the right opportunities and supports however, many people can earn a higher standard of living by going to work and leaving benefits.
Earning a living through employment is not something everyone can do but it may be right for you. We have the information and tools you need to manage the risks involved in earning your way off benefits. Those who can, find that the rewards far outweigh those risks. Take the time to learn about the employment services and supports Social Security offers to beneficiaries with disabilities…you may be surprised!