Understanding the Ticket to Work program

No one expects to be able to work one day and not the next. Unfortunately, a sudden injury or a serous illness diagnosis can change this. Suffering a disability can completely alter a person’s life, even causing him or her to no longer work This can further frustrates the matter, a one needs an income to cover basic living expense.

Even when a person accepts the fact that they are suffering from a disabling injury or illness, it can be difficult to go from living a normal life to no longer being able to work or even care for oneself. In many cases, the goal is to recover from their current condition, making it a livable condition. Even more so, individuals often seek to return to work to ensure they are secure financially.

This is where the Social Security Administration’s Ticket to Work program may be beneficial. This program is designed to help disabled individuals currently receiving SSD benefits return to work by assisting with finding a job, obtaining vocational rehabilitation and gaining any necessary support. Additionally, the program provides an incentive to work by allowing recipients to keep some of their cash benefits, as well as Medicaid or Medicare, while they transition back to the workplace.

One should note that by entering this program does not mean that their days of receiving SSD benefits are over. While the individual is transitioning, these benefits will remain. Additionally, if an individual finds that they are unable to work after making this attempt, it is easy to restart their regular SSD payments again.

Whether you have been living with a disability short-term or long-term, it is important to understand your rights and options when it comes to Social Security disability. The application process can be complex, and it is not always clear what benefits one can enjoy once approved of these benefits. Thus, it is vital to become well informed of the process and options available.

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