Ben Holding Up a Sign About Top 2017 Blog PostsWith the end of 2017 just around the corner, we're looking back at some of the best blog posts of this year. Revisit these posts or check them out for the first time to learn about employment topics to help you on the path to financial independence.

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Ticket to Work logo and The Seal of the United States Social Security Administration
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The Best of 2017

Dec 28, 2017

During the past year, Social Security's Ticket to Work (Ticket) program published more than 80 blog posts to help people on the road to permanent, meaningful employment. We've reached thousands of readers who are on the journey to great careers and as the year draws to a close, we'd like you to join us on a rundown of the top 6 posts this year.

Image of Lori and Lisa smiling at the cameraMake Working from Home Work for You

In this post, we revisited Lori and Lisa, two women who used the Ticket program to find their paths to financial independence through working from home. Plus, they shared tips on how you can make working from home work for you, too.

Calculator and coinsMoney Mondays: Wage Reporting - Myths, Tips and Ticket to Work

Have you ever wondered how earning a paycheck will affect your Social Security disability benefits? This post shared why reporting your earnings is an important part of avoiding overpayments and dispelled common myths about wage reporting.

Ben-SSDI.pngYou Asked, We Answer! Work Incentives and SSDI

We answered some of the most common questions our readers asked about wage reporting and SSDI, such as when to start reporting wages, what the Trial Work Period is, and more.

PASS IconWork Incentives Wednesdays: Plan to Achieve Self-Support

If you have a work goal but aren't sure how to get there, you can read this post to learn about the Plan to Achieve Self-Support (PASS), a powerful Work Incentive that is designed to help you save for the future.

Graphic of Ben putting coins in an ABLE piggy bankABLE Programs Update and Tips for Opening Your ABLE Account

ABLE Accounts are a way for certain people with disabilities to save money without affecting their Social Security disability benefits. Discover some of the ins and outs of this option and learn more about how you may be able to open your own ABLE Account.

Ticket to Work

As we head into 2018, we encourage you to learn more about the Ticket program as you set your work goals and take steps toward financial independence. The Ticket program supports career development for people ages 18 through 64 who receive Social Security disability benefits (SSI or SSDI). This free and voluntary program helps people with disabilities move toward financial independence and connects them with the services and support they need to succeed in the workforce. Stay updated on the Ticket program as you work toward your career goals:

  • The Choose Work! blog shares job search advice and resources that may help you on the road to success. Subscribe to receive posts directly to your inbox.
  • Monthly Work Incentives Seminar Events (WISE) webinars cover a variety of employment topics and feature guest presenters who can offer answers on a variety of questions.
  • Ticket to Work success stories feature people who have found success with the help of the Ticket program. Check out their stories to find out what supports and services they used that may be available to you as well!
  • Follow us on Facebook and Twitter to find new resources that may help you on your path to employment and learn more about the Ticket program.

Learn more

You can call the Ticket to Work Help Line at 866-968-7842 or 866-833-2967 (TTY) Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET. Ask a representative to send you a list of service providers or find providers on your own with the Ticket program Find Help tool.