Fact Sheets and Resources

  • Benefits Counseling and the Path to Employment

    Ben holding a sign that reads "Ticket to Work"If you receive Social Security disability benefits (SSDI/SSI) and are considering returning to work, or working for the first time, you may be wondering how your earnings will affect your benefits. Benefits counseling is a free service offered by many Ticket to Work service providers to explain how working will affect your federal and state benefits.

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  • Trial Work Period (TWP)

    Trial Work Period (TWP)Looking for a job for the first time or returning to work after an injury or illness? Work Incentives like the Trial Work Period (TWP) can help you as you move into the workforce. This fact sheet shares how eligible job seekers who receive SSDI can test their ability to work while maintaining disability benefits!

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  • Attending WISE Webinars Using American Sign Language (ASL)

    Computer monitor showing TTW logo and the sign language logoSocial Security's Work Incentives Seminar Event (WISE) webinars are online seminars using video-conferencing software. If you are fluent in American Sign Language (ASL), you can use these instructions to connect with an interpreter through the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Video Relay Service (VRS).

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  • Using Your PASS

    Graphic of a PASS list with calculator, money, and wallet on a deskWhat are the next steps once Social Security approves your Plan to Achieve Self-Support? Find out in our fact sheet and follow these steps to help you succeed on the path to work as you use this Social Security Work Incentive.

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  • Presenting Your Best Self to Employers

    Graphic of Ben in a suit holding his resume and smilingYour resume and your job interview serve as first impressions for a potential employer. Follow our tips to present your skills and experience—they may help you land an interview or job offer!

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  • Work Incentives for People Who Are Blind

    Character of Ben's blind friendMost people receiving a disability payment can access Work Incentives or employment supports, but some of the rules are more generous if your disability is blindness. For more information see this Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document about Social Security Work Incentives for People who are Blind.

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  • Preventing and Managing Overpayments

    Graphic of a calculator, calendar and pay stubFind out what it means to be overpaid by Social Security and discover what you can do to prevent it from happening. If you have been overpaid, our fact sheet can also help you manage the overpayment.

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  • Impairment-Related Work Expenses

    Ben Holding a Work Expense DocumentSocial Security Work Incentives can help you through the transition to work and the move toward financial independence. In this Work Incentives Series fact sheet, discover what Impairment-Related Work Expenses are and how they may be able to help you pay for the items and services you need to be able to work if you receive SSDI or SSI.  

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  • Unincurred Business Expenses

    Ben holding balloons at business openingSocial Security Work Incentives can help you through the transition to work and the move toward financial independence. In this Work Incentives Series frequently asked questions, discover answers to popular questions about Unincurred Work Expenses and find out how this Work Incentive can help people who receive SSDI and want to pursue self-employment goals.

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  • Plan to Achieve Self-Support (PASS)

    Graphic of a calculator, a check, cash money, a wallet and pages of PASSSocial Security Work Incentives can help you through the transition to work and towards financial independence. Discover answers to popular questions about one Work Incentive, the Plan to Achieve Self-Support (PASS), and find out how PASS can help you on the path to success.

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