The Social Security Disability Ticket to Work Program
The Social Security Disability Ticket to Work program gives many Social Security disability beneficiaries a wider choice regarding the employment services they can receive. When an employee begins to receive SSDI or SSI benefits based on disability, he or she may use the Ticket to Work to obtain employment services, vocational rehabilitation services, or various other support services needed to achieve the goal of returning to work.
Goal of the Social Security Disability Ticket to Work Program
The purpose of the Ticket to Work program is to help those receiving Social Security disability benefits to reduce their dependence on those benefits. In other words, the Ticket program’s goal is to encourage self-sufficiency and a larger degree of independence for people receiving Social Security disability benefits through work.
Social Security Disability Ticket to Work Program Helps People Return to Work
People receiving disability benefits from Social Security can use the Ticket to access support services in Social Security’s Employment Network that will help them prepare to get back to work, and maintain their employment.
When the disabled employee returns to work, Social Security pays the provider. Rather than simply a fee for services provided, these payments compensate the providers for helping beneficiaries achieve employment-related goals and outcomes as they move away from dependency on Social Security benefits towards self-supporting employment.
Social Security Disability Ticket to Work Program Not Mandatory
The Ticket to Work program is free and voluntary, which means you do not have to pay for services received under the Ticket program, nor is there a penalty or reduction of your Social Security Disability Benefits if you elect not to participate. Again, the goal of the Ticket to Work program is to help people receiving Social Security disability benefits get back to work, and increase their independence and self-sufficiency.
Will I Lose My Social Security Disability benefits if I participate in Ticket to Work?
Your benefits will continue until your wages or self-employment income exceeds the applicable earnings limit for the Social Security Disability Insurance program. Furthermore, Social Security is not allowed to perform a medical “Continuing Disability Review” to determine whether or not you remain disabled while you are participating in the Ticket program and progressing towards your employment goal.
Determining the amount you can earn before it affects your monthly benefit will vary from individual to individual. Certain amounts can be subtracted from gross earnings by taking advantage of Social Security Work Incentives, and of course those amounts can be different for everyone.
If you are receiving Social Security disability payments and are considering the Ticket to Work program to assist you to reenter the workplace, our attorneys are available to help you decide when the time is right, and also the best way to proceed. Your financial future is too important to leave to chance, and our expert Social Security attorneys can help you chart a path to be sure you maximize the benefits due to you.
Long Beach Social Security Lawyers
If you or a loved one is unable to work due to a disabling injury, medical condition or disease our skilled and experienced lawyers are here to help you get the maximum Social Security Disability benefits for which you qualify.
The Law Office of Cantrell Green is a group of highly qualified and experienced disability attorneys who have obtained millions of dollars in Social Security Disability benefits for thousands of clients in Long Beach, Orange County and the greater Los Angeles. Our lawyers care about every client, and fight tirelessly to obtain the benefits you deserve.
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