The SSD Ticket to Work program is a voluntary program designed by the SSA that allows you the opportunity to safely try out different work options without the risk of losing your monthly Social Security disability benefits. According to the SSA’s website, the ultimate goal of the Ticket to Work program is to help individuals just like you re-enter the workforce, increase financial independence, and to reduce or eliminate reliance on Social Security disability benefits.
The Ticket to Work program allows you to try out working without making a full commitment to the workforce or risk losing Social Security disability benefits all together. If you believe maintaining a part-time job is a feasible task, this program may be beneficial to try.
There are several resources that can help you successfully navigate through the Ticket to Work program. A couple of valuable resources are public and private Employment Networks (EN) and state Vocational Rehabilitation (VR). Both of the public and private sectors are committed to providing employment opportunities to Americans who draw monthly disability benefits.
If you’re currently receiving disability benefits and would like to try out the Ticket to Work program, more information can be found in the SSA’s work incentives guide.
Contact a Legal Representative
It’s important to note that when it comes to applying for Social Security disability benefits, having an experienced Social Security attorney or advocate on your side can be very beneficial. An advocate or attorney can assist you with the application process and provide you with valuable insights into different programs, including the SSD “Ticket to Work” initiative.