Employment opportunities for individuals receiving Social Security disability benefits.
Our team is eager to assist you in finding a fulfilling career! The Ticket to Work Program (TTW) helps qualified individuals receiving Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and/or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits secure employment through a wide array of services. In most cases, participants can still keep their healthcare benefits.
Services include, but are not limited to:
- In-house recruitment events and job fairs
- Assistance with virtual recruiter set up to help you connect with a very diverse pool of employers
- One-on-one career planning with a designated counselor
- Funding for educational and occupational training through the Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act program
- Resume Assistance and Mock Interviews
- Referral to Supportive Agencies
- Ages 18 to 64
- Currently receiving SSI and/or SSDI
- Currently seeking employment
Frequently Asked Questions:
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Who is Eligible?
Individuals ages 18 to 64 who are receiving Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and/or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits.
If I participate in Ticket to Work, will I automatically lose my Medicare or Medicaid?
As long as you keep receiving a benefit check of any amount, you will keep your health
If you earn enough that your Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) checks stop, Medicare can
continue for up to 93 months.
If you currently receive Medicaid, you should be eligible to continue to receive Medicaid even after you stop receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits due to work. To be eligible you need to meet certain requirements, which include earnings below a threshold amount set by the State of Florida.
For more information about Keeping Your Medical Benefits after cash benefits stop, visit
www.ssa.gov/redbook and www.socialsecurity.gov/disabilityresearch/wi/1619b.htm.
If my checks stop because I go to work and then I have to stop working because of my disability, will I have to redo the entire application process to receive benefits again?
You will not need to reapply if:
- Your benefits ended within the past five years due to your earnings
- You meet other requirements, including that you still have the original medical condition or one
related to it that prevents you from working.
Due to Expedited Reinstatement, a work incentive under Ticket to Work, you may also be able to receive up to six months of temporary cash benefits in addition to Medicare or Medicaid coverage while SSA conducts a medical review to determine if your benefits can be reinstated.
For more information about Expedited Reinstatement, visit www.socialsecurity.gov/disabilityresearch/wi/exr.htm.
If I participate in Ticket to Work, will Social Security conduct a medical review of my case?
If you use your Ticket to help you go to work, Social Security cannot perform a Continuing Disability Review (CDR) to see whether you still have a disability. If you are scheduled to have a disability review, Social Security will postpone your review while your Ticket is in use and you are making progress toward your work goals.
For more information, visit www.socialsecurity.gov/disabilityresearch/wi/cdrprotection.htm.
Do you provide tuition assistance?
Yes. You may be eligible for the Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act program. Learn more here.