Ben smiling with text reading Top Blog Posts of 2019We're sharing the top 3 blog posts of 2019! You can find information about how to present your best self to a potential employer on your resume or during a job interview; discover Social Security Work Incentives that may help you transition to the workplace; and explore resources that may help you plan for your financial independence.

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Top 3 Blog Posts of 2019

Dec 12, 2019

Graphic of Ben with text reading "Top Blog Posts of 2019"Throughout the year, we share advice and resources that may help you as you pursue financial independence through work. You can find information about how to present your best self to a potential employer on your resume or during a job interview; discover Social Security Work Incentives that may help you transition to the workplace; and explore resources that may help you identify your work goals or plan for your financial independence.

As 2019 comes to a close, we're taking a look at the topics you liked best by sharing the top 3 blog posts of this year.

Myth Busted: Trial Work Period

Have you heard this myth? "If I earn too much money while working, my benefit payments will stop immediately."

In this blog post, we explained that during the Trial Work Period (TWP), as long as you report your work activity and you continue to meet Social Security's rules for disability, you'll receive full Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits no matter how much you earn!

The Trial Work Period is one Work Incentive that helps people who receive SSDI test their ability to work for 9 months while continuing to receive benefits. Check out this post to learn how this Social Security employment support can help you on your path to work.

Gross and Net Income: What's the Difference?

As you start working and earning income, you may hear the terms "gross income" and "net income". In this blog post, we discussed the difference between the two terms and the importance of reporting your work and wages to Social Security. Find out how each can play a role in your employment journey.

Update! Social Security Online Wage Reporting Service

Through a free my Social Security account, you can easily report your work and wages to Social Security. This online tool was introduced in 2017 and, at first, it was available for people who receive Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). But, as this blog post explained, the tool has been expanded to allow people who receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI) to also report their work and wages.

Reporting your wages is an important way to help avoid being overpaid by Social Security. Visit our Wage Reporting page to learn more and sign up for your my Social Security account today at www.ssa.gov/myaccount.

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About Ticket to Work  

Social Security's Ticket to Work (Ticket) 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.

Learn more

To learn more about the Ticket program, call the Ticket to Work Help Line at 1-866-968-7842 or 1-866-833-2967 (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.

Learn more

To learn more about the Ticket program, call the Ticket to Work Help Line at 1-866-968-7842 or 1-866-833-2967 (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.

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