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Access to Employment Support Services for Social Security Disability Beneficiaries Who Want to Work
 
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  1. Work Incentives for People Who Are Blind

    Icon of a fileMost 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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    Topics: blindness, faqs
  2. Brenda's Success Story

    Brenda smiling at cameraAfter Brenda was diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder, she spent nearly a decade learning how to manage the symptoms of her mental illness. Once she found the right combination of treatments and strategies for her, Brenda felt she was ready to work. Learn how Social Security's Ticket to Work program helped her find the path to employment.

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    Categories: Success Stories
  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. Laura's Success Story

    Laura smiling at cameraAfter experiencing cancer as a teen and needing her leg amputated, 15-year-old Laura was unsure about how she'd succeed returning to school and pursuing her goals. Through a combination of her family, a mentor, alternative learning school, and supports from Social Security's Ticket to Work program, Laura found the resources and services she needed to succeed.

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    Categories: Success Stories
  6. 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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  7. Walter's Success Story

    Picture of Walter smiling at the cameraWalter had wanted to work on the campus of Cornell University after first seeing it as a kid, but he was also unsure how his developmental disability would affect his employment opportunities. Find out how Walter’s Ticket to Work service provider helped him learn skills he needed to succeed.

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    Categories: Success Stories
  8. 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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  9. Planning Your Employment Goals with the Ticket To Work Program

    Ben holding a work planWhen you work with a Ticket to Work service provider, they will help you develop a work plan that serves as a roadmap to your success. Learn more about work plans, such as what work plans include and what your responsibilities are in this Ticket to Work Frequently Asked Questions.

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