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New Revised Regulations Create a Brighter Future for You

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In our latest Ticket Talk episode, we share information about an updated law, Section 503, which can support you on your journey to financial independence.

The Rehabilitation Act of 1973 has supported people with disabilities for more than 40 years by offering services, promoting awareness, and providing fair opportunities for people with disabilities. The newly revised Section 503 prohibits federal contractors and subcontractors from discriminating against people with disabilities and requires employers to take affirmative action in recruiting, hiring, training, promoting and retaining people with disabilities.

These new rules are expected to create more employment opportunities for people with disabilities.

Are you wondering how these changes can affect you?  In our Ticket Talk podcast, we’ve highlighted a few facts about the new regulations that every Social Security disability beneficiary who is exploring their work options should know. Listen to the podcast or read the transcript to learn what you need to know regarding these changes in Section 503.

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kevin says:
August 1, 2014 at 6:34 AM

i am really excited about the oppertunity to gget back to work, i plan on being a success story and hope to motvate others

Choose-Work-Blog-Staff says:
August 7, 2014 at 10:15 AM

Hi Kevin,

Thank you for your comment! We are happy to hear your are ready to get back to work. If you are a SSDI or SSI beneficiary ages 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. Your service provider will be committed to that goal! You can learn more about the program on our website at 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.

Lance says:
September 24, 2014 at 6:32 PM

I received my Ticket Back to Work and ended up getting re-revieved. They decided they had made a mistake as to my making substantial income and went back five years making me responsible for an overpay of over $30,000, then they refigured my benefits which resulted in them dropping by $400 a month. Don't do it unless you want to get screwed!!!!


Choose-Work-Blog-Staff says:
September 30, 2014 at 6:48 PM

Hi Lance,

We’re sorry to hear about your overpayment situation! We want to help make sure you don’t end up in a situation like that again. We recommend contacting a Work Incentives Planning and Assistance (WIPA) project year you. WIPA projects can give you one-on-one counseling on how work will affect your benefits, and understand the reporting requirements and provide advice on how to avoide overpayment situations. Use the Find Help tool  at to locate a WIPA near you, or call the Ticket to Work Help Line at 1-866-968-7842 (V) or 866-833-2967 (TTY). We hope this helps!

Danny says:
October 24, 2014 at 3:25 PM

Ticket to work, another govermant program set up for the people that these programs employ. Call the program wih a question it does not take long to realize that you are nothing to the people,