Reggie worked as a bus driver until last year. His pulmonary disease worsened, and he can no longer perform his job duties. He is grateful for his Social Security Disability Insurance benefits, but really wants to work. Reggie would like to find a job that he can still do even with his pulmonary disease, but he has always been a bus driver. The Social Security Administration program “Ticket to Work” may be able to help.
What is the Ticket to Work Program?
This program is designed to help Social Security recipients who are ready and able to go back to work. Ticket to Work offers the following services:
- Free employment services,
- Career counseling,
- Vocational rehabilitation,
- Job placement and training.
Participation in the program is free and voluntary.
What Can the Ticket to Work Program Do for Me?
To use the Ticket to Work program, you must be:
- age 18 through 64;
- receiving Social Security Disability Insurance and/or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits;
- able to work.
The Ticket to Work program can help you become less dependent on government benefits. However, participation does not mean you will lose your benefits.
Ticket to Work resources can even be used to help you become self employed or even start a business.
How Does the Ticket to Work Program Work?
To find out if you are qualified for the benefits offered by this program:
- Call the Ticket to Work Help Line at 866-968-7842/866-833-2967 (TTY). Representatives can explain the program, verify your eligibility, and get you started.
- Next, you’ll choose an Employment Network or a state Vocational Rehabilitation agency.
- Finally, you and your employment service provider will develop a plan that meets your needs and helps you reach your goals.
In exchange for the free services offered by Ticket to Work, you need to promise the Social Security Administration that you will take steps to make your plan a reality.
Get the Benefits You Deserve When You Need Them.
Maybe you or a loved one need help applying for Social Security Disability Insurance. Maybe you are receiving SSDI benefits but want to work. Your case will receive the attention and care of experienced Social Security Disability attorneys at The Law Offices of Martin Taller.
For your free consultation, call us at 714-385-8100. We are located in Anaheim, but we assist clients throughout Southern California.