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TICKET TO WORK

Social Security’s Ticket to Work program can help decrease reliance on Social Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Income (SSDI). This program is specifically created to increase financial and independent well-being of program recipients. As an Employment Network (EN) Service Provider, employU can assist with the following support at no cost to the recipient:

  • Benefits/Work Incentives Counseling
  • Career Planning/Counseling Job Search and Placement
  • Resume creation and Interviewing
  • Ongoing Employment Support
  • Assistance with Work Accommodations

 

Click here to view the Economic Impact Payments for Social Security and SSI Recipients- Steps to Take and Schedule of Payments document

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PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

There are no limits on the amount a recipient can earn for the first 12 months, allowing them to continue to receive their SSDI benefits.
Recipients continue to receive Medicare for more than seven years (at least 93 months) after they stop receiving SSDI cash benefits due to working full-time.
Recipients continue to receive Medicaid after they stop receiving SSI cash benefits due to working full-time.
Recipients do not need to worry about reapplying if they find they are unable to sustain full-time work

PARTNERING WITH THE AMERICAN DREAM NETWORK (ADEN)

employU is partnered with the American Dream Network (ADEN) to provide employment services to recipients of Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or Supplemental Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). Recipients are able to earn income and continue to receive SSI or SSDI benefits as long as they do not exceed the maximum amount. For more information, please see a benefits advisor.

There are times that when an SSI or SSDI recipient feels they are capable of earning more income than what they receive under the benefit while working part- time. This is where employU steps in. Through our partnership, employU offers no-cost employment services to help SSI or SSDI recipients obtain new full-time employment or improve a current employment status. employU assists with the job preparation and the search process. We also provide job coaching support to boost confidence and foster independence from SSI and SSDI benefits.

Employment services are also available to recipients who lost SSI or SSDI benefits within the last 90 days due to exceeding the maximum allowable income. This service is of no-cost to the participant and the levels of service are customized to each individual.

WORK INCENTIVE PLANNING & ASSISTANCE (WIPA)

Recipients of Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) can be referred to employU to speak with a Certified Work Incentive Practitioner. Our program provides an easy to access entry point for recipients to acquire initial and ongoing benefits support they need to attain, maintain and advance in employment. At employU, we will make every effort to meet clients in person, however, remote interviews can be accommodated as necessary.

Vocational Rehabilitation Counselors can expect to receive:

Analysis and verification of a customer’s benefits

Benefits Summary and Analysis report (BS&A) customized to each customer

A copy of the Benefits Planning Query (BPQY) from the Social Security Administration

Continued short and long-term customer support

For more information about the Work Incentive Planning & Assistance (WIPA) Porgram, contact Trish Reonas, Certified Community Work Incentive Coordinator at (407) 598-0202 or treonas@employu.org

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