New Ticket Talk Podcast: Where Are they Now?
Catching up with Success Story participant Rob McClain
Ticket to Work Success Stories highlight the achievements of real people who found a path to a better future with help from Social Security’s Ticket to Work program. On our latest Ticket Talk episode, we catch up with Success Story participant, Rob McClain, whose story was featured in July 2013.
Rob received Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) due to kidney failure and related health complications. Before his disability interfered with his ability to work, Rob ran a towing and trucking company in his hometown in Wisconsin. While receiving disability benefits, he earned a college degree and decided that participating in the Ticket to Work program could help him achieve his employment goals. After recovering from a kidney transplant, in 2011, Rob wanted to return to work. With assistance from his state Vocational Rehabilitation Agency and his Employment Network (EN), Employment Resources Inc., Rob found work with Wisconsin’s Department of Transportation. Since 2012, a larger paycheck and Social Security Work Incentives have allowed him to achieve financial independence.
In this episode, Rob tells us what is new in his life. Since our last time speaking with Rob, he has interviewed for promotions, presented in front of a large group of state employees, and shared his experience with many in his community facing health challenges similar to his own. As Rob continues to work towards financial independence, he regularly talks to his resource manager at his EN to help him achieve his goals.
Learn about his new experiences at work and in his community by listening to this podcast or reading the transcript today! Through Rob’s story, and our other Success Stories, you can see how the Ticket to Work program helped people overcome challenges and get on the road to a self-supporting future.
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