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Are you looking for more resources to help you on the path to financial independence through work? Our free, monthly WISE webinars discuss different, specific topics to help you find the supports and services to find and sustain employment. Register for our next webinar or check out recent webinars in WISE On Demand.

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  1. Chris' Stepping Stone

    Chris smiling at cameraStepping Stones stories celebrate the progress that individuals have made as they pursue the path to financial independence through work. In Chris' story, learn how benefits counseling and Social Security Work Incentives helped Chris, who has quadriplegia, start working with confidence.

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    Categories: Success Stories
  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. Shirley's Success Story

    Shirley smiling at cameraIt took several years and a combination of strategies and treatments for Shirley to manage her narcolepsy and depression. Once she did, though, she knew she wanted to return to work, and Ticket to Work helped her reach her goals.

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    Categories: Success Stories
  5. Angel's Success Story

    Angel smiling at cameraAfter being issued a medical retirement from the U.S. Air Force, Angel was unsure of his options for employment as he focused on recovering his health from injuries and cancer. A job offer from a federal contractor and support and services from the Ticket to Work program gave him the confidence he needed to return to work.

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    Categories: Success Stories
  6. 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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  7. 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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    Topics: blindness, faqs
  8. 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
  9. 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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  10. 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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