If you receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), the Ticket to Work and Self-Sufficiency program is all about you. It’s all about your employment goals, holding your own job, and enjoying the benefits and empowerment of employment.
How much is it really about you? Here’s one example: the employment network that serves you doesn’t get paid unless you succeed in employment. How’s that for a guarantee? If you don’t get a job and maintain employment, your EN doesn’t get paid!
You’re a “Ticket-User” if you use your privileges under the Ticket to Work Program to explore employment. Did you know that if you remain on disability benefits, the monthly amount of your Social Security retirement pension will not grow, but if you return to work, you have a chance to increase your SSA retirement? A stable retirement income is only one of many reasons to explore employment.
You’ll be glad you checked out the “rebuilt” Ticket to Work Program.
To help you contact a Ticket Program services provider, NENA has a special page for you, with live links to websites of active ENs and State VR agencies.