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  1. Increase Your Chances for a Job Interview

    Sep 18, 2017

    Picture of Lisa Jordan smiling at cameraLisa Jordan, the Board Chair of the National Employment Network Association (NENA), shares tips on what you can do to make your job applications and resume stand out to hiring managers. Read our guest blog post and follow her tips to land a job interview!

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    Categories: Find A Job
  2. Can You Hear Me Now? Mastering the Phone Interview

    Sep 11, 2017

    Hand holding resume in front of a laptopAs you apply for jobs, you may be asked for a phone interview. Read our blog for tips on how to handle talking with a potential employer on the phone to impress potential employers and further your job search.

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    Categories: Find A Job
  3. Opening Doors to Internships and Employment: The Workforce Recruitment Program

    Sep 7, 2017

    WRP logoIf you're a college student or recent graduate with a disability, the Workforce Recruitment Program can help you find federal internships and employment. Read our guest blog post to learn more about this opportunity and find out how you can apply.

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  4. Start Your Job Search at a September Career Fair

    Sep 2, 2017

    "Find Job" written on keyboard keyThroughout September, career fairs will take place nationwide, both in person and online. Advance your job search this month by attending one, meeting recruiters and potential employers, and learning more about your career options.

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    Categories: Events, Find A Job
  5. Making the Most of a Virtual Career Fair

    Aug 28, 2017

    Graphic of Ben sitting at a desk and applying onlineEach month, we share virtual and in-person career fairs going on throughout the country to connect you with potential employers. In today's blog post, we share tips to help you as you prepare for a virtual career fair and make a good impression with potential employers.

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    Categories: Find A Job
  6. Let a my Social Security Account Guide You Back to Work

    Aug 23, 2017

    Graphic reading "Manage your benefits with my Social Security" and several iconsRead today's special guest blog post to learn how a my Social Security Account can help you! The Acting Deputy Commissioner for Social Security's Office of Communications at Social Security shares how you can set up your account and use Work Incentives on your path to financial independence.

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    Categories: Government Programs
  7. Using Assistive Technology in the Workplace

    Aug 21, 2017

    AbleData logoIn this guest blog post by Able Data, learn about assistive technology (AT) that may help you succeed in the work place as a person with a disability. Find AT options that can be used in office and non-office settings that could help boost your productivity.

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    Categories: Success on the Job
  8. You Asked, We Answer! Ticket to Work and Reasonable Accommodations

    Aug 17, 2017

    Graphic of the blue Ticket to Work WISEOur July WISE webinar featured the Job Accommodation Network (JAN) and discussed reasonable accommodations in the workplace. If you missed the webinar, today's blog post answers top questions that we received from attendees. Read and find out how reasonable accommodations can affect your path to work.

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  9. Money Mondays: Managing Money in a Digital World

    Aug 14, 2017

    Graphic of a hand holding a dollar sign coming out of a laptop screenManaging your money from home can be easy with online and mobile banking options. Read this month’s Money Mondays blog post to find out how you can manage your banking accounts and finances without visiting a bank branch.

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  10. Finding Work through LinkedIn

    Aug 7, 2017

    Person searching for a job on laptopOnce you have your LinkedIn profile set up, you can start connecting with professional contacts and potential employers. Follow our tips to help you get noticed, engage with employers and find the job that you want.

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    Categories: Find A Job
  11. An Introduction to LinkedIn

    Aug 3, 2017

    LinkedIn logoLinkedIn can help you connect with professional contacts and potential employers. Learn how to set up a strong profile to show off your professional experience and skills and advance your job search.

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    Categories: Find A Job
  12. Start Your Job Search at an August Career Fair

    Jul 31, 2017

    We Are Hiring yellow cutoutAdvance your job search at a career fair this month! Throughout August, career fairs will take place nationwide both in person and online. Meet with employers and recruiters who can tell you about their latest job openings.

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    Categories: Events, Find A Job
  13. Policy at Work: Celebrating 27 Years of the ADA

    Jul 26, 2017

    Headshot of Jennifer SheehyToday marks the 27th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Read today's blog post to learn how the ADA has affected Jennifer Sheehy, the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for Disability Employment Policy, and her career path.

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    Categories: Government Programs
  14. Make Everyday Adaptive Equipment, Tools & Services Count at Work

    Jul 19, 2017

    Man with crutches opening car doorCertain items or services that you use in your daily life outside of work are also important to your workplace success. You are responsible for paying for these things, but today's Work Incentives Wednesdays post shares how Work Incentives can help you save money to afford what you need to achieve your goals.

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    Categories: Government Programs
  15. You Asked, We Answer! Ticket to Work for Young Adults

    Jul 17, 2017

    Graphic of the blue Ticket to Work WISEOur 2017 WISE webinar offered advice and employment support resources for young adults with disabilities. If you missed the webinar or you're looking for more information, today's blog post answers top questions from the webinar.

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    Categories: Events
  16. Making Interviews Accessible for You

    Jul 13, 2017

    Under the Americans with Disabilities Act, people with disabilities have the right to request and receive reasonable accommodations when interviewing for a job. Learn more about accommodations and how to request them during the application process in today's blog post.

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    Categories: Find A Job
  17. Money Mondays: The (Low and No) Cost of Reasonable Accommodations

    Jul 10, 2017

    Disability iconsUnder the Americans with Disabilities Act, employers are required to provide reasonable accommodations for employees with disabilities. Read today's Money Mondays to learn more about the cost of accommodations and who pays for them.

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  18. Make Working from Home Work for You

    Jul 6, 2017

    Image of Lori and Lisa smiling at the cameraLisa and Lori, who both have found success with the help of Ticket to Work, share their stories and tips about working from home. Read to find out what you should know about this accommodation and how you can take steps that may help you succeed.

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  19. Start Your Job Search at a July Career Fair

    Jul 3, 2017

    We Are Hiring yellow cutoutAdvance your job search at a career fair this month! Throughout July, career fairs will take place nationwide. Career fairs are great places to meet with employers and recruiters who can tell you about their latest job openings.

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    Categories: Events, Find A Job
  20. Work Incentives Wednesdays: Medicaid While Working

    Jun 28, 2017

    Medicaid While Working iconIn today's Work Incentives Wednesdays post, we talk about Section 1619(b) of the Social Security Act. 1619(b), also known as Medicaid While Working, helps you keep your Medicaid coverage as you start working. Read today’s blog post to learn more. 

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    Categories: Government Programs
  21. Federal Pathways Programs: A Great Way to Use Your Education

    Jun 22, 2017

    Logo of PathwaysGuest blogger Carmen Andújar-Carreras of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management introduces us to employment opportunities through the federal Pathways Programs. Learn more about the 3 Pathways Programs and how they help young adults start their careers.

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    Categories: Government Programs
  22. Join us for our Next Twitter Chat: Employment for People with Disabilities

    Jun 19, 2017

    Check out today's blog post, learn more about our June 29, 2017 Twitter chat with the Campaign for Disability Employment, including some of the questions we'll be asking and answering.

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    Categories: Events
  23. You Asked, We Answer! Ticket to Work for People with Mental Illness

    Jun 15, 2017

    Graphic of the blue Ticket to Work WISEIn today's blog post, we review information and resources that were shared during our May WISE webinar on Ticket to Work for People with Mental Illness. Read to find resources that could help you on your path to recovery.

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    Categories: Events
  24. Money Mondays: Advice You Can Take to the Bank

    Jun 12, 2017

    As you start working and earning a paycheck, opening a checking or savings account can help you reach your financial goals. Read today's Money Mondays blog post to learn what you need to consider before opening an account.

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  25. Helping Our Heroes: Ticket to Work and America's Veterans

    Jun 5, 2017

    US flag patch on Military uniformRead Helping Our Heroes to read about the Ticket to Work program's participation at the annual National Coalition for Homeless Veterans conference. We also share how the Ticket program can help veterans with disabilities find their path to work.

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    Categories: Events
  26. Start Your Job Search at a June Career Fair

    Jun 1, 2017

    Advance your job search at a career fair this month! Throughout June, career fairs will take place nationwide. Career fairs are great places to meet with employers and recruiters who can tell you about their latest job openings.

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    Categories: Events, Find A Job
  27. Work Incentives Wednesdays: Making the Grade at School and Work

    May 24, 2017

    Find out how the Student Earned Income Exclusion may help students who receive SSI save money as they go to school or receive job training. Read today’s Work Incentives Wednesdays blog post to learn more!

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  28. You Asked, We Answer! Working with a Federal Contractor

    May 22, 2017

    Check out today’s blog post, You Asked, We Answer! Working with a Federal Contractor, to find answers to top questions from our April Wise Webinar. You’ll learn about what Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 can mean for you career path.

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  29. Mental Health Month: Managing Stress During Your Job Search

    May 18, 2017

    Stress during a job search may affect your mental health. During Mental Health Month, we look at tips to help you manage stress and stay healthy while you begin or continue your job search.

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  30. Money Mondays: Wage Reporting - Myths, Tips and Ticket to Work

    May 15, 2017

    Picture of a calculator and coinsWage reporting can play a major role in avoiding overpayments from Social Security. Read our Money Mondays blog post to learn the truth about common wage reporting myths and find out what you need to do to avoid overpayments.

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  31. A Better Cover Letter

    May 11, 2017

    Image of a pen with a notebook with "Cover Letter" written on itWriting cover letters can be tough, but you can learn what to include in yours in today’s blog post. Read to find out how to get your cover letter noticed by employers and whether you should disclose your disability.

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    Categories: Find A Job
  32. Resumes: The Key to Opening Interview Doors

    May 8, 2017

    Image of a pen and glasses on a ResumeResumes provide potential employers a quick way to learn about you and your skills. Today’s guest blogger shares tips to help you create a strong resume and get interviews and job offers!

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    Categories: Find A Job
  33. Start Your Job Search at a May Career Fair

    May 4, 2017

    Throughout the month of May, career fairs will take place nationwide. Career fairs are great places to meet with employers and recruiters who can tell you about their latest job openings. Advance your job search at a career fair this month!

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    Categories: Events, Find A Job
  34. Missed our Twitter chat? Check out the resources and transcript!

    May 1, 2017

    If you missed our March Twitter chat about the ABLE Act, read today’s blog post. You’ll find resources that were shared during the event and the transcript to learn how ABLE can help certain people with disabilities save money.

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  35. Work Incentives Wednesdays: What are Work Incentives?

    Apr 26, 2017

    Work Incentives may help make the transition to the workplace easier. Learn what Work Incentives are and how they may be able to help you in your path to financial independence by reading today’s Work Incentives Wednesdays blog post.

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  36. Exploring Community Service as a Pathway to Employment

    Apr 24, 2017

    National Volunteer Week logoVolunteering can offer valuable experience on your path to work! Read our National Volunteer Week blog post to learn more about what volunteering can mean for you and your job search.

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  37. Tapping New Talent: People with Autism

    Apr 20, 2017

    Autism RibbonToday’s blog post celebrates Autism Awareness Month. Read more to learn how our guest blogger has helped people with Autism in his community find job training and success in the work place through their Project SEARCH programs.

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  38. Money Mondays: National Financial Literacy Month

    Apr 17, 2017

    Photo of someone putting coins in a jar and a plant growing from itWe’re celebrating Financial Literacy Month in this month’s Money Mondays blog post. Check it out to find resources about personal finances and learn how you can start making better financial choices.

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  39. You Asked, We Answer! Financial Independence and the ABLE Act

    Apr 13, 2017

    Read today’s blog post where we share and answer the top 3 questions you asked about the ABLE Act. Learn more about ABLE accounts and access the WISE webinar archives to find the March webinar. 

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  40. Register Now for the April 26 Webinar

    Apr 10, 2017

    Register Now for the WebinarFind out how to register for the April 26 WISE webinar, Working with a Federal Contractor. Attend the webinar to learn more about Section 503 of the Rehabilitation of 1973 and how guidelines for federal contractors can help people with disabilities find a job.

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  41. Start Your Job Search at an April Career Fair

    Apr 3, 2017

    Throughout the month of April, career fairs will take place nationwide. Career fairs are great places to meet with employers and recruiters who can tell you about their latest job openings. Advance your job search at a career fair this month!

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    Categories: Events, Find A Job
  42. Ticket to Work and Transitioning to Adulthood

    Mar 30, 2017

    Street sign post to Job and EducationRead today’s blog post to learn more about the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Service’s new resource, A Transition Guide to Postsecondary Education and Employment for Students and Youth with Disabilities. Find out what supports and planning tools are available for youth with disabilities as they transition into adulthood.

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  43. Money Mondays: Establishing and Strengthening Credit

    Mar 27, 2017

    Image of credit cardsOur Money Mondays blog series discusses financial goals and managing money. “Establishing and Strengthening Credit” discusses how you can build a credit history if you don’t have credit. It also offers options for people with low credit scores to improve their credit.

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  44. Work Incentives Wednesdays: Impairment-Related Work Expenses

    Mar 22, 2017

    Image of someone holding a pen and using a calculatorOur monthly blog series, Work Incentives Wednesdays, explores how Social Security helps people with disabilities transition to work. In this month’s blog post, learn how Impairment-Related Work Expenses (IRWE) can help you afford the items and services you need for success.

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  45. Join us for ABLE Events in March!

    Mar 20, 2017

    ABLE National Resource Center logoThe Ticket to Work program team is excited for our two ABLE events in March! Register now for the March 22 national WISE webinar: Achieving Financial Independence with Ticket to Work and the ABLE Act. Then learn how you can join our March 24 Twitter chat and learn more about ABLE accounts.

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  46. You Asked, We Answer! Choosing a Service Provider That’s Right for You

    Mar 16, 2017

    Graphic of the blue Ticket to Work WISEOur February WISE webinar is now available in the archives. Access the webinar and find answers to the top questions from last month’s webinar.

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  47. ABLE Programs Update

    Mar 13, 2017

    Learn more about the ABLE account and the programs that can help certain people with disabilities save money. In today’s blog post, find out which states have programs and what qualifications you need to open one of these special tax-advantaged savings programs.

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  48. Celebrating Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month

    Mar 9, 2017

    Image of the Cerebral Palsy green ribbonBecause March is Cerebral Palsy (CP) Awareness Month, we take a look at job accommodations that can help people with CP find success in the workplace. We also talk about Shileta, an individual with CP who found work and success using the Ticket to Work program.

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  49. Healthy Choices on Your Journey to Work

    Mar 6, 2017

    Picture of healthy food, including salmon, nuts and more on a tableTo celebrate National Nutrition Month in March, we're sharing information on the importance of a healthy diet and what you need to consider when it comes to making healthy choices on your journey to work. Learn about some of the healthy choices you can make and what kind of job accommodations you may need to maintain your dietary needs.

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  50. Start Your Job Search at a March Career Fair

    Mar 2, 2017

    Throughout the month of March, career fairs will take place nationwide. Career fairs are great places to meet with employers and recruiters who can tell you about their latest job openings. Advance your job search at a career fair this month!

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    Categories: Events, Find A Job
  51. Choosing Telework

    Feb 27, 2017

    Logo of the Job Accommodation Network (JAN)If you’re a person with a disability who’s looking for work, it’s important to think about what kind of job accommodations can work for you. In celebration of Telecommuter Appreciation Week, Tracie DeFreitas of the Job Accommodation Network (JAN) shares why working from home can help people with disabilities find or return to work.

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  52. Work Incentives Wednesdays: Plan to Achieve Self Support

    Feb 22, 2017

    Our monthly blog series, Work Incentives Wednesdays, explores how Social Security helps people with disabilities transition to work. In this month’s blog post, learn how the Plan to Achieve Self Support (PASS) can help you save money for your goals.

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  53. Meet Your Employment Team: ENs and State VR agencies

    Feb 16, 2017

    EN, VR and WF iconsIn Part 2 of our blog series about service providers, learn about State VR agencies and ENs. Find out how these two Ticket to Work service providers can help you reach your work goals with services like skills training, resume tips, and even job placement!

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  54. Money Mondays: What is Credit?

    Feb 13, 2017

    Image of street pole with different street names such as Freedom, Support, Work and more, and with "Money Mondays: Your Path to Financial Independence" written on image.Our Money Mondays blog series discusses financial goals and managing money. “What is Credit?” explains credit basics and the importance of checking your credit report as you start your job search.

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  55. Meet Your Employment Team: WIPA Projects and PABSS Organizations

    Feb 9, 2017

    WIPA and PABSS iconsIn Part 1 of our two-part series on service providers, you’ll learn more about WIPA projects and PABSS organizations. These two Ticket to Work service providers can help you as you work toward your career and financial goals.

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    Topics: pabss, wipa
  56. Register Now for the February 22 Webinar

    Feb 8, 2017

    Register Now for the WebinarRegister for the February 22 national WISE webinar: Choosing the Service Provider That’s Right for You! You will learn about the Ticket to Work program and how Work Incentives and service providers can help you achieve your work goals.

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  57. Start Your Job Search at a February Career Fair

    Feb 2, 2017

    Throughout the month of February, career fairs will take place nationwide. Career fairs are great places to meet with employers and recruiters who can tell you about their latest job openings. Advance your job search at a career fair this month!

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    Categories: Events, Find A Job
  58. Goal Setting

    Jan 30, 2017

    Learn more about setting SMART goals as you join or rejoin the workforce. Your goals should be specific, measurable, achievable, relevant and time-bound.

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  59. The Ticket to Work Program Team Raises Awareness in 2016

    Jan 26, 2017

    Ticket to Work logoSocial Security’s Ticket to Work (Ticket) program team was busy promoting the Ticket program to beneficiaries, family members, employment professionals and other partners at conferences nationwide in 2016. Learn more about the conferences we attended.

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    Categories: Events
  60. Mentoring Matters

    Jan 23, 2017

    National Mentoring Month logoFor the past 15 years, by Presidential Proclamation, January has been designated National Mentoring Month. You may have seen #MentorIRL across social media in recognition of this year's theme, Mentor In Real Life. This Choose Work blog post describes one mentor's personal experience.

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  61. "Ticket to Work Changed My Life": New Success Story Featuring Lori

    Jan 19, 2017

    Image of Lori smiling at the cameraLori has come a long way from the little girl who was paralyzed with fear. Today, she works for Employment Options as a Senior Marketing Liaison. After struggling with anxiety and depression, Lori decided she was ready to work again. Read Lori’s Ticket to Work success story to learn more.

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    Categories: Success on the Job
  62. Register Now for the January 25 Webinar

    Jan 17, 2017

    Register Now for the WebinarRegister for the January 25 national WISE webinar: Make it Happen: The Ticket to Financial Freedom. You will gain basic financial knowledge such as budgeting or expense tracking, understand tax benefits that may apply to you, and learn about asset building and how it can help you.

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  63. Blindness, Working and Work Incentives: Answers To Your Questions

    Jan 12, 2017

    Image of Ticket to Work Frequently Asked Questions logoAre you blind and receiving Social Security disability benefits? Do you have questions about employment supports to help you prepare for work and understand what may happen to your benefits while you work? Look no further for answers!

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  64. What Every Job Seeker Should Know - Part 2

    Jan 9, 2017

    Part 1 introduced the Individual Work Plan (IWP), an agreement between you and your EN to help you reach your employment goals. This second part looks at your side of the Individual Work Plan (IWP) agreement and the benefits of investing in your future!

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  65. What Every Job Seeker Should Know - Part 1

    Jan 5, 2017

    Ticket to Work connects you to a variety of service providers ready to support you on your journey to financial independence. This feature focuses on some of the supports offered through providers known as Employment Networks (ENs).

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  66. Start the New Year with Ticket to Work

    Jan 3, 2017

    Ticket to Work may be what you are looking for. Start 2017 with a fresh look at the program and how it can help you meet your employment goals.

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  67. Emergency Preparedness at Work: Planning is Important

    Dec 23, 2016

    Does your employer have a disaster preparedness plan? Does it accommodate people with disabilities? If your employer has a disaster or emergency plan, talk to your supervisor or human resources department to ensure that employees with disabilities are included in the plan.

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  68. Getting to Know the ABLE Act

    Dec 19, 2016

    Similar to a 529 College Savings account, anyone can contribute to an ABLE account belonging to a qualified individual with a disability, including friends, family and the individual him- or herself

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    Categories: Government Programs
  69. Register Now for the December 21 Webinar

    Dec 12, 2016

    Register Now for the Webinar

    Register now for the December 21 national WISE webinar which will address common myths about how working will affect your cash disability benefits and Medicare or Medicaid.

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  70. Self-Employment: Is it Right for You?

    Dec 9, 2016

    Self-employment is a learned skill anyone can develop. With the right support, the door to self-sufficiency is open to anyone. Every new business owner can benefit from a support group to provide information and encouragement.

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  71. Help for Young People Considering their Future - Part 4

    Dec 5, 2016

    Internships are opportunities to learn about a job and gain experience working with an employer over a set period of time. They can be paid or unpaid, and part time or full time. Most are connected to education programs and last between four weeks and a year.

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  72. Informational Interviews: Learn from Others about a Job or Career

    Dec 2, 2016

    If you have a disability and are thinking of going back to work or working for the first time, an "informational interview" is a great way to find out about a type of job or career at a company or in a field that interests you. You can do this even when there’s no job opening.

    Picture of two people having an informational interview over coffee

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  73. Find Ticket to Work at the TASH Conference in St. Louis, MO

    Nov 29, 2016

    TASH advocates for human rights and inclusion for people with significant disabilities and support needs. From November 30-December 2, representatives of Social Security’s Ticket to Work program will be attending the annual TASH Conference in St Louis, MO.

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  74. Help for Young People Considering Their Future - Part 3

    Nov 28, 2016

    Volunteering is your chance to:

    • Earn school credit or community service hours
    • Explore types of work you might like to do in the future
    • Gain skills and experience while expanding your professional network
    • Connect with future employers
    • Find a mentor who can help you start or return to your career

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  75. Learn About Apprenticeships During National Apprenticeship Week!

    Nov 25, 2016

    As a Social Security disability beneficiary, an apprenticeship may be a good career choice for you. From their first day of work, apprentices receive a paycheck that is guaranteed to increase as their training progresses.

    ApprenticeshipUSA logo

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  76. Networking: Help Get Yourself Hired or Promoted

    Nov 21, 2016

    Whether you’re looking for a job or already working, networking is an important skill. At its core, networking is about building relationships. These relationships can help you find a job or get promoted to a better paying job.

    Image of a woman looking at a social web network diagram

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    Categories: Find A Job
  77. Veterans with Disabilities are Strong Job Candidates!

    Nov 10, 2016

    Many veterans with disabilities face challenges reintegrating into society and finding a good job or restarting a career interrupted by their service. The Ticket to Work program can make this journey smoother and help you find a meaningful career after your military service.

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  78. Veterans: Ticket to Work is for you, too!

    Nov 10, 2016

    As Veterans Day approaches, it’s important to thank those who have put their lives on the line and remember those who paid the ultimate price for our freedom. But many veterans do not take advantage of services that the Ticket to Work program can provide.

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  79. Meet Renate!

    Nov 8, 2016

    This blog celebrates U.S. Army veteran Renate who found her way back to work with the help of Social Security’s Ticket to Work program. After her military service, Renate worked as an accountant until devastating events changed her life.

    This is a photo of Renate Merritt

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    Categories: Success Story
  80. Start Your Job Search at a Career Fair in November

    Nov 2, 2016

    Throughout the month of November, career fairs will take place nationwide. Career fairs are great places to meet with employers and recruiters who can tell you about their latest job openings.

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    Categories: Events, Find A Job
  81. Arthritis and Employment

    Nov 1, 2016

    Did you know arthritis is the most common cause of disability and one of the most common chronic conditions in the United States? The good news is there are resources and supports to help you manage arthritis at work.

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  82. Celebrating Spina Bifida Awareness Month: Meet Jesus!

    Oct 31, 2016
    Meet Jesus

    This month’s News and Views feature celebrates the achievements of Jesus, a Ticket to Work program participant whose passion to “pay forward” the support he had growing up with Spina Bifida led him to a career in public service.

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  83. Down Syndrome: Using Your Talents and Interests in Meaningful Work

    Oct 30, 2016

    October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month, a chance to spread awareness and celebrate the achievements of people with Down syndrome! It is also a time to reflect, think about the future and cultivate abilities. 

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  84. Register Now for the November 16th Webinar

    Oct 27, 2016

    Register Now for the WebinarThe November 16 national WISE webinar will present information about special Social Security programs and rules that can help you on your path to self-employment! Register now!

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  85. Benefits.gov: Your Online Source of Information about Government Benefits

    Oct 26, 2016

    As a Ticket to Work participant, you’ve got a lot on your plate. Whether you’re looking for a job, transitioning into a new position, or trying to juggle new responsibilities, Benefits.gov can help. We house information on over 1,200 benefits.

    Benefits.gov logo

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  86. AT&T is Committed to Inclusion in Disability Employment

    Oct 25, 2016

    AT&T celebrates diversity regardless of a person’s race, gender, disability or any other category. But diversity must be inclusive. Being inclusive means championing the voice of every employee and empowering each to make meaningful contributions.

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    Categories: Find A Job
  87. Register Now for the October 26th Webinar

    Oct 18, 2016

    Register Now for the WebinarJoin us on October 26, 2016 for the latest national WISE webinar on Ticket to Work and Mentorship: Support on Your Journey to Employment. We will present information about Social Security programs and rules that may apply to you!

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  88. Celebrating National Disability Employment Awareness Month

    Oct 17, 2016

    Each October, National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) has celebrated disability employment in the public and private sectors. The goal of NDEAM is to call employers to reflect on their progress towards disability inclusion.

    Poster of the National Disability Employment Awareness Month 2016 with #InclusionWorks

  89. Disability Mentoring Day

    Oct 7, 2016

    October 19 is the seventeenth anniversary of Disability Mentoring Day (DMD)! DMD was founded in 1999 through a White House initiative to increase awareness of National Disability Employment Awareness Month.

    Disability Mentoring Day

    Categories: Work Incentives
  90. Mental Illness Awareness Week is October 2-8, 2016

    Oct 4, 2016

    The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) has designated the first week of October as Mental Illness Awareness Week (MIAW).

    Mental Illness Awareness Week poster

  91. In Honor of World Cerebral Palsy Day: Meet Shileta!

    Oct 4, 2016

    Cerebral Palsy Awareness logoOctober 5, 2016 is World Cerebral Palsy Day. Cerebral palsy (CP) is a complex, lifelong movement disability that can range from mild to severe. This month’s Ticket to Work News and Views feature celebrates the achievements of Shileta.

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  92. By Youth, For Youth: How to Find and Keep the Right Job

    Sep 30, 2016

    Young adults with disabilities can benefit from their peers’ experiences with successful job search strategies, techniques for keeping jobs, excelling at work, and achieving greater independence.

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  93. Does Workplace Flexibility Matter to You?

    Sep 30, 2016

    Employers that offer flexible work hours and break times, part-time schedules, liberal leave policies, or work-from-home choices may be especially appealing to jobseekers and employees with disabilities who need work-life balance.

  94. Presenting the Best You: 5 Ways to Keep Your Social Media Presence Employment Friendly

    Sep 29, 2016

    With fast, interactive communications, it’s easy to engage with others online. But, while you post, pin, tweet and snap, it’s important to remember that employers will check your social media activity when they consider you for a job.

  95. Returning to Work After a Spinal Cord Injury

    Sep 28, 2016

    There’s a lot to think about after a spinal cord injury (SCI). Everyone wants to participate in their lives and regain independence. Some challenges of living with SCI can initially seem impossible. One of these is returning to work.

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  96. What Is Section 503 and What Could it Mean for You?

    Sep 23, 2016

    You may have heard that changes to Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 will increase employment for people with disabilities. This week’s Ticket to Work blog answers some of your questions about Section 503 and what it means for you! 

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  97. Preventing and Managing Overpayments:<br />A Webinar for Social Security Beneficiaries

    Sep 21, 2016

    Register Now for the WebinarJoin us on September 28, 2016 for the latest national WISE webinar. We will present information about Social Security programs and rules that may apply to you! In addition, you will learn about Ticket to Work and Work Incentives.

  98. Beneficiary Satisfaction Survey:<br />How is your Ticket to Work Employment Network Doing?

    Sep 16, 2016
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    Social Security is administering a survey to gather feedback on how satisfied you are with your Employment Network (EN).

  99. Disclosure: Let’s Talk About It

    Sep 13, 2016

    Do you need reasonable accommodations in the workplace due to a disability? Do you know what steps to take to get the process started?

  100. In Transition: Be a S.T.A.R. and Other Lessons Learned

    Sep 8, 2016

    It’s important to remember that work is work, not play. And it can be challenging to find a job and keep it. But take heart: it’s a big, exciting world of work out there with a wide variety of job opportunities, job types and needed skills.