Partnership Plus: Service Providers Working Together for Your Success
Imagine this. You’ve decided you’re ready to pursue work with the help of the Ticket to Work program. Using the Find Help tool, you find a State Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) Agency that fits your needs. With their help and support, you find a great job. Congrats! You’re thrilled to have additional income and new work friends, though you’re also a bit worried because you heard that your VR case may be closed after you are working for 90 days, and you may longer be able to receive their services. You worry about what will happen if you need continued support with job accommodations, staying organized or reporting your earnings to avoid a benefit overpayment and having to repay Social Security.
This is where Partnership Plus, a feature of the Ticket to Work program, can help! Partnership Plus is a collaborative arrangement between VRs and Employment Networks (ENs) that provides program participants continued access to individualized employment services. After your VR services end, you can assign your Ticket to an EN of your choice and enjoy continued support at each stage of your journey to financial independence.
Returning to work or going to work for the first time can be an adjustment, and having a place to go for answers can make the transition easier. Through Partnership Plus, you can receive continued support that will help you:
- Avoid benefit overpayments
- Report your earnings
- Extend the Ticket to Work benefit which enables you to avoid undergoing a medical Continuing Disability Review
- With obtaining job accommodations
You can make this your reality by finding the right EN! Visit www.socialsecurity.gov/work for tips on choosing the right EN, then use the Find Help tool to connect with providers, or use the Ticket to Work Help Line at 1-866-968-7842 (V) or 866-833-2967 (TTY).