What is the Ticket to Work Program?
Social Security’s Ticket to Work program supports career development for Social Security disability beneficiaries age 18 through 64 who want to work. The Ticket program is free and voluntary and it helps people with disabilities progress toward financial independence.
The Ticket program is a good fit for people who want to improve their earning potential and are committed to preparing for long-term success in the workforce. Ticket to Work offers beneficiaries with disabilities access to meaningful employment with the assistance of Ticket to Work employment service providers called employment networks. If you are ready to go to work, there are people ready and waiting to help you.
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- Ask students if they know someone who is disabled. Is he/she receiving any benefits from Social Security? Have they heard of the Ticket to Work program?
- Earning a living through employment is not something everyone can do. How does one decide whether to seek help from Ticket to Work service providers?
- People are more likely to lose their incomes due to disability than death. How does the Social Security Administration define disability to qualify for benefits?
- More than 80 percent of working Americans don‘t have disability income insurance or are not covered adequately. How can Ticket to Work program help these people?