Find Resources For Social Security Disability Beneficiaries Who Want To Work
North American Precis Syndicate
You can help yourself to a rewarding career even while getting help from Social Security disability benefits. (NAPS)
(NAPSI)—When Laura set a goal of becoming a certified orthotist and prosthetist to
help people who, like her, experienced limb loss, she was concerned that
earning the income she would need to afford the necessary training and
education would affect her Supplemental Security Income (SSI) from Social
Security. But working with Social Security’s Ticket to Work (Ticket)
program and using other Social Security Work Incentives helped her create a
path to success.
Ticket to Work Program
The Ticket program supports career development for people age 18 through
64 who receive Social Security disability benefits, either SSI or Social
Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), and want to work. Through this free and
voluntary program, participants select a service provider to help them
prepare for and find a job.
If you, like Laura, have a career goal and receive Social Security
disability benefits, whether it’s SSI or SSDI, you might have questions
about how work will affect your benefits. The Ticket program can help you find
From the Comfort of Your Own Home
Free, monthly Work Incentives Seminar Event (WISE) webinars
offer you the opportunity to learn from the comfort of your home. Each month,
the Ticket program team discusses the supports and services that are
available through the program and shares resources that can help you on the
path to financial independence through work.
You will learn about Work Incentives and discover how you can transition
to the workplace without immediately losing your Medicare and/or Medicaid
and, in some cases, your cash payments from Social Security. Each month,
presenters also explain how you can access free supports and services such as
career planning, job placement assistance and ongoing employment support. You
can also find information and ask questions about different types of work
goals, including starting your own business, working for the federal
government or planning for financial independence once you start earning
WISE webinars are held on the fourth Wednesday
of each month. You can learn about this month’s topic and register
online at https://choosework.ssa.gov/wise.
Or call the Ticket to Work Help Line at 1 (866) 968-7842 or 1 (866) 833-2967
(TTY) Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET.
Learn more about Laura and others who have used the Ticket program to
succeed by visiting https://choosework.ssa.gov/success-stories.
“Working with Social Security’s Ticket to Work program and using
other Social Security Work Incentives can put people receiving Social
Security disability benefits on a path to success. http://bit.ly/2LCM26F”
On the Net:North American Precis Syndicate, Inc.(NAPSI)