These are icons used in the Find Help Tool for Ticket to Work service providersBeginning your journey to financial independence is a big step. But you are not alone. By participating in the Ticket to Work program, you have access to service providers that can help you find your path to work.

Over the summer, we published articles discussing the types of service providers available to you and other people who receive Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and/or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) disability benefits...

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Ticket to Work logo and The Seal of the United States Social Security Administration
Ticket to Work logo and The Seal of the United States Social Security Administration
Ticket to Work logo and The Seal of the United States Social Security Administration
Access to Employment Support Services for Social Security Disability Beneficiaries Who Want to Work
 
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Sep 23, 2015

These are icons used in the Find Help Tool for Ticket to Work service providers

Beginning your journey to financial independence is a big step. But you are not alone. By participating in the Ticket to Work program, you have access to service providers that can help you find your path to work.

Over the summer, we published articles discussing the types of service providers available to you and other people who receive Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and/or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) disability benefits, including:

  • Employment Networks (ENs) : ENs offer support services that can help you prepare for, find and maintain employment. ENs can help you if you want to work toward replacing your benefits with income from a job.
  • Workforce (WF) Employment Networks : Workforce ENs provide access to a wide array of employment support services, including training programs and special programs for youth-in-transition and veterans. You can assign your Ticket to a Workforce agency if they are also an EN, or you can take advantage of their services while working with another EN.
  • State Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) Agencies : State VR agencies provide services that may include training, education, rehabilitation, job placement assistance and other job supports, if you have a disability and want to work. In many states, you can continue to receive services through a standard EN once your VR case has closed through a program called Partnership Plus.
  • Work Incentives Planning & Assistance (WIPA) projects : WIPA projects are organizations within your community that provide free benefits counseling to help you make informed choices about work.
  • Protection and Advocacy for Beneficiaries of Social Security (PABSS) : The PABSS Program provides legal support, advocacy and information to help you resolve disability employment-related concerns.

You can easily search for any of these service providers using the Find Help Tool. There are three ways to search.

1. Search by ZIP Code or State: Enter your ZIP code or select your state, so you can see which service providers provide services in your area. You can then narrow your search results-such as by languages spoken, the types of disabilities they serve, or expertise with youth-in-transition, self-employment or veteran employment -- to find the right service provider for you. This is the simplest way to search!

2. Search by Provider Name and State: Type a portion of the service provider's name and select their state to find them.

3. Guided Search: Use our Guided Search to help you pick what type of service provider to use by answering a few simple questions. This is a great way to personalize your search results, especially if you are not sure what type of service provider to choose.

To learn more about service providers and learn how the Ticket to Work program can help you, call the Ticket to Work Help Line at 1-866-968-7842 (V) or 1-866-833-2967 (TTY) Monday through Friday from 8 a.m.- 8 p.m. EST.