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Ticket to Work's Top Reasons to Consider Self-Employment

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Have you ever considered working for yourself? Do you have a passion for entrepreneurship? Self-employment may be an option that can put you on the path to financial independence.  In our latest Ticket Talk podcast, we share some reasons to try self-employment as a work option. Entrepreneurship is a way to both be your own boss and become financially independent.

There are many reasons to try self-employment. Listen to the podcast or read the transcript to learn about why you may want to consider it. Self-employment can be rewarding. Decide whether working for yourself is right for you.

To hear more about why self-employment may be the way to achieve your work goals, you may also want to check out our recent webinar, “Working for Yourself with Ticket to Work: Achieving Financial Independence.” This link takes you to a recorded webinar with audio and closed captions.

Subscribe to Ticket Talk Podcasts for interviews with program and disability experts, success stories from real beneficiaries, and program news and updates!

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4 Comments

Alice says:
June 7, 2014 at 4:16 AM

I would love to know more about this,,

I have dreamed of owning a resturant with home cooked food,

I only have a sixth grade level and I have suffered with depression etc, yet God is good and I see so many overcome and do well,

Please send me information,, Thank you,, 


Choose-Work-Blog-Staff says:
June 9, 2014 at 10:22 AM

Hi Alice, if you are a SSDI or SSI beneficiary age 18 through 64, the Ticket to Work program may be able to help you. Through the Ticket program, you can work directly with an Employment Network (EN) or Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) agency that can provide you support services so that you can be successful. The goal of the program is that over time you are able to work enough to earn your way off of benefits. Ticket to Work participants can work with both local and national ENs who can provide job counseling, including answering questions regarding self-employment. National ENs can work with you over the phone or email, which will give you more options. You can learn more about the program on our website at www.socialsecurity.gov/work. You can also speak with one of our representatives at the Ticket to Work Help Line to learn more! The number to call is 1-866-968-7842 (V) or 866-833-2967 (TTY) Monday through Friday from 8:00AM - 8:00PM ET.


vicky says:
November 3, 2014 at 10:22 PM

I would like information on the ticket to work program.  


Choose-Work-Blog-Staff says:
November 6, 2014 at 11:15 AM
Hi Vicky – You’ve come to the right place! If you are a Social Security disability beneficiary age 18 through 64, the Ticket to Work program can connect you with free employment support services such as career counseling and job placement. To get started and learn more about your options, go to www.socialsecurity.gov/work or call our Help Line to speak with one of our representatives. The number to call is 1-866-968-7842 (V) or 866-833-2967 (TTY) Monday through Friday from 8:00AM - 8:00PM ET. Additionally we encourage you to sign up for our award-winning email series called, "The Journey to Financial Independence." Choose where you are on the path to work, and receive weekly messages with helpful information and inspiration to work towards achieving your goals. Sign up here: https://choosework.ssa.gov/email. We hope this helps!

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