Curious about employment opportunities for people who receive Social Security disability benefits (SSI/SSDI)? Our monthly Work Incentives Seminar Event (WISE) webinars are available on demand to help you learn more. Discover programs, resources and information while learning about how Social Security's Ticket to Work program can help eligible people with disabilities on their path to employment.

WISE On Demand

Our free, monthly WISE webinars provide information you can use on your path to financial independence through work. Discover programs, resources and information while learning about how Social Security's Ticket to Work Program can help. Learn more and register today for this month's webinar!

 


Ticket to Work and Mental Health (June 23, 2021)

This month's webinar provided information on how to stay organized and focused during a job search and tips for succeeding once an individual is on the job.

The webinar addressed:

  • How a positive work environment can boost mental health
  • Tips for managing stress while looking for work or on the job
  • How Social Security's Ticket to Work (Ticket) Program and Ticket Program service providers can help along the way

Moderator:

  • Sarah Hyland, Ticket to Work Moderator

Presenter:

  • Raymond A. Cebula, III, J.D., Cornell University

Materials:

  • Presentation (PDF) (DOC)
  • Transcript (TXT)
  • Video:
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Working from Home with Ticket to Work (May 26, 2021)

This month's webinar provided information for individuals interested in working from home. A Ticket to Work service provider can help disability beneficiaries searching for a job and answer questions about employment opportunities.

The webinar addressed:

  • How the Ticket to Work (Ticket) Program can support the goal of working from home
  • Advice for succeeding on the job at home
  • How to connect with Ticket Program service providers

Moderator:

  • Sarah Hyland, Ticket to Work Moderator

Presenters:

  • Raymond A. Cebula, III, J.D., Cornell University

Materials:

  • Presentation (PDF) (DOC)
  • Transcript (TXT)
  • Video:
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Healthcare and the Path to Employment (April 28, 2021)

This month's webinar presented the myths and facts about healthcare and work. Topics included how employment affects Medicare and Medicaid benefits and how Ticket to Work Program resources can help disability beneficiaries succeed on the path to financial independence.

The webinar provided facts on:

  • How earnings from work affect benefits, including Medicare or Medicaid
  • How Social Security Work Incentives help people continue to receive medical benefits when they start working
  • How a Benefits Counselor can help on the journey to work

Moderator:

  • Sarah Hyland, Ticket to Work Moderator

Presenters:

  • Raymond A. Cebula, III, J.D., Cornell University

Materials:

  • Presentation (PDF) (DOC)
  • Transcript (TXT)
  • Video:
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Ticket to Work and the Path to Employment (March 24, 2021)

If you receive Social Security disability benefits (SSDI/SSI), you probably have lots of questions about how earnings from work will affect your benefits. This month's webinar answered some of those questions!

We shared information about Social Security's Ticket to Work (Ticket) Program and other Work Incentives that could help you as you start on the path to financial independence through work.

We discovered the answers to questions like:

  • What is the Ticket Program?
  • How can I connect with a Ticket Program service provider?
  • How do I get started?

Moderator:

  • Sarah Hyland, Ticket to Work Moderator

Presenters:

  • Raymond A. Cebula, III, J.D., Cornell University

Materials:

  • Transcript (TXT)
  • Presentation (PDF) (DOC)
  • Video:
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Expanding Your Job Search with Ticket to Work (February 24, 2021)

If you're looking for work and have questions about hiring initiatives for people with disabilities, this month's WISE webinar provided some answers! We discussed apprenticeships, working for the federal government, and how Social Security's Ticket to Work (Ticket) Program can help you in your job search.

During February's webinar we learned about:

  • Federal hiring initiatives for people with disabilities, such as Section 503 and Schedule A Hiring
  • How to determine if an apprenticeship is right for you
  • The Ticket Program and job search resources

Moderator:

  • Sarah Hyland, Ticket to Work Moderator

Presenters:

  • Raymond A. Cebula, III, J.D., Cornell University

Materials:

  • Transcript (TXT)
  • Presentation (PDF) (DOC)
  • Video:
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Choosing a Service Provider That's Right for You! (January 27, 2021)

Pursuing the path to financial independence through work? You don't have to go it alone. With free services and support from a Ticket to Work service provider, you can get help as you make the decision to work, look for a job and successfully transition to the workplace.

During January's webinar we learned about:

  • The free services and supports available through Ticket to Work (Ticket) Program service providers
  • How to choose a Ticket Program service provider that's right for you
  • How working and earning income will affect your Social Security disability benefits

Moderator:

  • Sarah Hyland, Ticket to Work Moderator

Presenter:

  • Raymond A. Cebula, III, J.D., Cornell University

Materials:

  • Transcript (TXT)
  • Presentation (PDF) (DOC)
  • Video:
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Ticket to Work and Mental Health (December 16, 2020)

Work offers you the opportunity to use your skills and talents, while new accomplishments boost your self-confidence. But looking for work can be challenging. We're here to help. The December webinar discussed:

  • Social Security's Ticket to Work (Ticket) Program
  • Ticket Program Service Providers
  • Managing the Job Search and Battling the Winter Blues

Moderator:

  • Sarah Hyland, Ticket to Work Moderator

Presenter:

  • Raymond A. Cebula, III, J.D., Cornell University

Materials:

  • Presentation (PDF) (DOC)
  • Transcript (TXT)
  • Video:
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Debunking the Three Biggest Myths about Disability Benefits and Work (November 18, 2020)

Do you believe any of these myths?

  • If I go to work, I will automatically lose my Medicare or Medicaid.
  • If I use my Ticket to go to work, Social Security will conduct a medical review of my case, and I will lose my benefits.
  • If my Social Security payments stop because I go to work, and then I have to stop working because of my disability, I will have to apply for benefits all over again.

The November webinar uncovered the truth about these myths and how the Ticket to Work Program can help you succeed on your path to financial independence.

Moderator:

  • Sarah Hyland, Ticket to Work Moderator

Presenter:

  • Raymond A. Cebula, III, J.D., Cornell University

Materials:

  • Presentation (PDF) (DOC)
  • Transcript (TXT)
  • Video:
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Working from Home with Ticket to Work (October 21, 2020)

The October WISE webinar presented information for individuals interested in working from home. If you're job searching and have questions about disability employment opportunities, a Ticket to Work service provider can help!

The webinar addressed:

  • How the Ticket to Work (Ticket) Program can support your goal of working from home
  • Advice for succeeding on the job at home
  • How to connect with Ticket Program service providers

Moderator:

  • Sarah Hyland, Ticket to Work Moderator

Presenter:

  • Raymond A. Cebula, III, J.D., Cornell University
  • Paula Vieillet, Employment Options
  • Lori Adler, Employment Options

Materials:

  • Presentation (PDF) (DOC)
  • Transcript (TXT)
  • Video:
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Understanding Ticket to Work: How to Help Your Clients and the People You Serve (September 30, 2020)

The September WISE webinar presented information for individuals and organizations that serve people who receive Social Security disability benefits (SSDI/SSI) and may be interested in the Ticket to Work (Ticket) Program.

The webinar answered questions like:

  • What is the Ticket Program?
  • How can I connect with a Ticket Program service provider or connect the people I work with to supports and services?
  • How can I spread the word about the Ticket Program?

Moderator:

  • Sarah Hyland, Ticket to Work Moderator

Presenter:

  • Raymond A. Cebula, III, J.D., Cornell University
  • Jayme Pendergraft, Ticket Program Manager

Materials:

  • Presentation (PDF) (DOC)
  • Transcript (TXT)
  • Video:
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Ticket to Work and the Path to Employment (August 26, 2020)

The August WISE webinar addressed common questions about the Ticket to Work (Ticket) Program and work. Attendees learned about how work will affect your benefits and how the Ticket Program can support you on their path to employment.

Moderator:

  • Sarah Hyland, Ticket to Work Moderator

Presenter:

  • Raymond A. Cebula, III, J.D., Cornell University

Materials:

  • Presentation (PDF) (DOC)
  • Transcript (TXT)
  • Video:
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Reasonable Accommodations and the Path to Employment (July 22, 2020)

This year, we celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The ADA protects the rights of people with disabilities in the workplace.

During the July WISE webinar, our guest presenter from the Northeast ADA Center talked about the ADA and how reasonable accommodations may help you at work.

We learned answers to questions like:

  • What is the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)?
  • What does the ADA mean for my employment opportunities?
  • Are there reasonable accommodations that can help me?
  • How can the Ticket to Work (Ticket) Program help?

Moderator:

  • Sarah Hyland, Ticket to Work Moderator

Presenters:

  • Raymond A. Cebula, III, J.D., Cornell University
  • Wendy Strobel Gower, Northeast ADA Center

Materials:

  • Presentation (PDF) (DOC)
  • Transcript (TXT)
  • Video:
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For more information on Ticket to Work & Work Incentives, visit www.ssa.gov/work, email us at support@choosework.ssa.gov, or call the Ticket to Work Help Line at 1-866-968-7842 or 1-866-968-7842 (TDD/TTY).