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  1. Hazel's Success Story

    Hazel smiling at cameraAfter years of struggling with her mental health and addiction, Hazel found the support she needed to create a path to recovery and work towards financial independence. This success story details Hazel's journey to full-time work and how Social Security's Ticket to Work (Ticket) Program helped her find her path to a better future and achieve her goals.

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  2. 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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  3. Johnny's Stepping Stone

    Johnny smilingWhen her granddaughter died, Johnny's grief and clinical depression prevented her from working. She began receiving Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and after more than a decade of focusing on recovery, Johnny sought the help of Ticket to Work in reclaiming her life. Find out how Ticket to Work helped Johnny achieve her goals and work towards financial independence.

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  4. Larry's Success Story Follow-Up

    Larry smilingIt's been 6 years since Larry shared his original Ticket to Work success story. Work has given Larry a source of comfort, achievement, stability, and a more engaged life in his community. As Larry and his family reflect on his path to work, they express gratitude for the growth he's experienced. Find out where Larry is now and how work has enriched his life.

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  5. Matt's Success Story

    Matt smiling at cameraMatt began receiving SSDI when hearing loss interfered with consistent employment, but he was eager to have a fulfilling career and become financially independent. Thanks to the Ticket program, Matt had people in his corner who helped him work towards finding fulfilling employment. Find out how Matt received the help he needed to succeed at work.

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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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