Ticket to Work

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What is Ticket-to-Work?

The Ticket-to-Work is a free and voluntary program that provides beneficiaries with an array of services to assist them in successfully entering into and remaining part of the workforce.

Who can participate in Ticket-to-Work?

Anyone receiving Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits due to disability between the ages of 18 and 64 and wants to increase their monthly financial outcomes.

Why should I join Ticket-to-Work?

Ticket-to-Work exists to help disability beneficiaries gain the confidence to go back to work, knowing exactly what the impact on their benefits will be and when, as well as arrive at a point where they are working towards self-sufficiency and financially independence.

How does Ticket-to-Work help me?

  • Placement supports such as resume building, job search, and interview preparation.
  • Retention supports such as help through the hiring process and guidance on workplace questions or concerns.
  • Benefits supports to understand how work can impact benefits and ongoing management while working.
  • Career Pathways focus to help further advancement opportunities of ticketholders.

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Additional Resources

About Ticket to Work

https://choosework.ssa.gov/about/index.html

Overview of Ticket to Work on Social Security’s website, including a short video outlining the program.

Social Security’s Red Book

https://www.ssa.gov/redbook/eng/ssdi-and-ssi-employments-supports.htm

The Red Book serves as a general reference source about the employment-related provisions of the Social Security Disability Insurance and the Supplemental Security Income Programs.

For more information, please contact Emily Hoban at 571-326- 9857 or ehoban@arlingtonva.us.