Ticket to Work Program

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Phone: 1-833-800-2336
Email: info@employu.org

Ticket to Work is a program offered by the Social Security Administration that supports individuals receiving SSI and SSDI benefits in their journey back to work. It’s completely free and voluntary, and the best part is that it connects you with employment services that can help you explore if becoming financially independent through work is the right path for you. The program is designed with your well-being in mind, aiming to increase your financial independence and overall stability.

To be eligible for Ticket to Work, you must be between the ages of 18 and 64 and receive SSI or SSDI benefits due to a disability. When you join the program, you’ll team up with a dedicated staff member at employU, an Employment Network (EN) Service Provider, and we’re here to support you every step of the way.

Here’s a glimpse of the services we offer at no cost to you:

  • Benefits/Work Incentives Counseling: We’ll guide you through understanding the impact of work on your benefits, ensuring you make informed decisions.
  • Career Planning/Counseling: Together, we’ll create a personalized career plan that aligns with your skills and interests.
  • Job Search and Placement: We’ll help you find the perfect job opportunity and even assist with resume creation and interview preparation.
  • Ongoing Employment Support: Once you’re employed, we’ll continue to be your cheerleader, providing ongoing support to ensure your success.
  • Assistance with Work Accommodations: If you need any accommodations in the workplace, we’ll be there to advocate for you.


It’s amazing how Ticket to Work can empower you on your path to financial independence and a fulfilling career. If you want to know more about the program or check your eligibility, you can reach out to the Ticket to Work Help Line at 1-866-968-7842 / 1-866-833-2967 (TTY).

With the support of Ticket to Work and employU by your side, you’re taking a powerful step toward a brighter future.


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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.

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