Overhead picture of person's feet with the word START written on the pavementThis week, as we observe the Labor Day holiday, we honor America's workers and how they have contributed to the strength and well-being of our country. If you or someone you know receives Social Security disability benefits and are ready to work, resources are available to help you explore how you may join our nation's workforce.

One place to start is the Path to Work section of choosework.net.

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Access to Employment Support Services for Social Security Disability Beneficiaries Who Want to Work
 
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A Path to Work for People with Disabilities

Sep 8, 2015

Overhead view of a person's feet and the word START on pavementThis week, as we observe the Labor Day holiday, we honor America's workers and how they have contributed to the strength and well-being of our country.

If you or someone you know receives Social Security disability benefits and are ready to work, resources are available to help you explore how you may join our nation's workforce.

One place to start is the Path to Work section of choosework.net. Whether you are thinking about work, ready to get employment support from a service provider or have a job and want to make sure you stay on track, the Path to Work feature lists what you need to know at every part of your journey to financial independence.

For example, the Ready to Work section of Path to Work can help you:

•    Take the time to think about what kinds of job options are right for you
•    Set your work goals
•    Find a Ticket to Work service provider that can help you meet your goals
•    Learn more about Ticket to Work service providers such as Employment Networks (ENs) and Vocational Rehabilitation Agencies (VRs)

If you receive Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits and work - either part time or full time - the Managing Your Job section of Path to Work explains how Ticket to Work can help you stay on track on the job and as you start saving money. This section also shares:

•    How to Get Started Working In the Right Way with job accommodations, clothing preparation and healthy meals
•    What happens to Social Security disability benefits while working, with information on the Trial Work Period and Extended Period of Eligibility
•    Tips on Opening a Bank Account and Starting a Budget
•    The importance of making Timely Progress toward the Individual Work Plan you've developed with your Ticket to Work service provider

Use these tips to find your path to success in the workplace and to succeed financially. You can also discover how other people with disabilities have used the Ticket to Work program in these Success Stories.

To learn more on how Ticket to Work may be able to help you, call the Ticket to Work Help Line at 1-866-968-7842 (V) or 1-866-833-2967 (TTY). Representatives are available to answer your questions Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. EDT.