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.

Access to Employment Support Services for Social Security Disability Beneficiaries Who Want to Work
 
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Does Workplace Flexibility Matter to You?

Sep 30, 2016

About Ticket to Work

Social Security’s Ticket to Work program supports career development for people ages 18 through 64 who receive Social Security disability benefits (SSI or SSDI) and want to work. The Ticket program is free and voluntary. It helps people with disabilities move toward financial independence and connects them with the services and support they need to succeed in the workforce.

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To learn more about Ticket Work, contact the Ticket to Work Help Line at 1-866-968-7842 (Voice) or 866-833-2967 (TTY) Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. ET. Ask a representative to send you a list of service providers or find providers on your own with the Ticket to Work Find Help tool.

Do you get overwhelmed at the thought of trying to balance work and your personal life? Would you look for a job if you could find an employer that could accommodate your needs? A flexible workplace helps people with disabilities enter or re-enter the workforce — and increases employee loyalty and success.

On its Flexible Work Arrangements web page, The U.S. Department of Labor Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) reports that businesses manage employee productivity by being flexible with where and how work gets done. Companies that offer workplace flexibility create supportive, inclusive and diverse workplaces for all workers, including those with disabilities.

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. Formal and informal workplace flexibility allows employees to manage their health, care for themselves and their families, take classes and  even volunteer!

In its Focus on Workplace Flexibility, The Boston College Sloan Center on Aging and Work reports that “JP Morgan Chase found that 95% of employees working in an environment where the manager is sensitive to work and personal life — including informal flexibility — feel motivated to exceed expectations.” 

Are you age 18-64 and receiving Social Security benefits due to a disability?   Does workplace flexibility matter to you? If so, consider Ticket to Work.   In addition to assisting with resume writing, interview skills and requesting job accommodations, Ticket to Work service providers may be able to connect you with employers who have strong, supportive workplace flexibility policies.

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